World rail freight news round-up

PKP Cargo has taken delivery of the last two of a total of 20 Vectron MS locomotives ordered from Siemens Mobility in September 2015 and early 2019. They are approved for use in Poland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
International Rail News

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Reduced dwell times to cut Sydney CBD light rail travel time

Tram and Light Rail News
Sydney’s light rail has become 10 percent faster due to reduced journey times.

First Look: NYCT R-211

In 2018, the MTA approved a $1.4 billion contract award for 535 R-211 cars to Kawasaki for service on MTA’s B Division and Staten Island Railway.

New trains start serving Sudbury-Marks Tey route

Brand new longer trains have today (Tuesday 21 January) gone into passenger service on Greater Anglia’s Sudbury-Marks Tey route.

NZ Nationals criticise Auckland light rail timeline

New Zealand Rail News
The New Zealand National Party have thrown cold water on promises by the NZ Transport Minister that a light rail line from Auckland’s CBD to the airport will be finished by 2030.

Coal train derails in central Queensland

Coal trains have been disrupted in central Queensland, near the town of Middlemount.

Dr. E Sreedharan conferred with Urban Infra Leader of the Year 2019 Award

Asian Rail News
Dr. E Sreedharan, known as ‘Metroman’, has been conferred with the highest urban infrastructure leadership award “Urban Infra Leader of the Year 2019” under “Urban Infra & Leadership Awards 2019” in the individual category.

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