Trans-Afghanistan railway survey finds no technical problems with route

A preliminary field survey has identified no technical problems with the proposed route for a 780 km trans-Afghanistan railway which would link Uzbekistan with Kabul, Jalalabad, the border with Pakistan and Peshawar.
Arabian Rail News

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Severn Valley Railway steam services to resume on 17th August

Railway Preservation
From 17th August, steam services will resume at the Severn Valley Railway as recent rain has mitigated the effects of the hot, dry weather.

Downpatrick and County Down Railway welcome ballast wagons from Irish Rail

Railway Preservation
The 8th and 9th of August saw the heritage railway take delivery of four ballast wagons from Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail)

Cracks delay Valley Line Southeast opening

Canada
THE Valley Line Southeast light rail route in the Canadian city of Edmonton will not enter service this summer as scheduled, following the discovery of cracks in piers supporting elevated sections of the route.

Infrastructure: A change of track

Europe
Advances in turnout design, greater use of digital technologies and a strong focus on performance are helping to improve the capacity and reliability of Sweden’s rail network. Chris Jackson reports from Örebro.

Belarus finds new rail routes to export goods amidst sanctions

Europe
Belarusian Railways says it has developed a total of 40 new export routes to more than 20 countries, now that sanctions have cut off its traditional routes to the global market. The Transport and Communications Ministry of Belarus reported these figures, as quoted by the government-owned media site BelTA.

Suffolk Primary School Pupils Learn About Benefits Of Train Travel

UK
Pupils of Rose Hill Primary School in Suffolk took a trip to learn about the benefits of train travel.

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