Northern to launch trains for Lincoln, East Midlands and South Yorkshire

Arriva UK train subsidiary and rail operator Northern has announced plans to introduce new trains for various cities and routes.
UK

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Knorr-Bremse signs 25-year service agreement for Kazakhstan locomotives

Asian Rail News
The agreement was signed in Berlin during Kazakhstan president Mr Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s visit to the German capital.

Łódź orders Moderus Gamma LRVs

Tram and Light Rail News
The Zlotys 268.5m ($US 69.6m) offer from Modertrans Poznań beat competing offers from Pesa and Stadler.

STB: Heed Seriously the Yak Fat Ghost

USA
Woe be those regulators who failed to perform due diligence beyond artlessly reading—and who took at face value—a self-serving written submission from railroads. Notably, a humiliating Senate oversight hearing into ICC policies and practices followed.

Westbahn says proposed EU reforms favour incumbents, not passengers

Europe
“The proposal by the transport ministers on rail passenger rights is equivalent to a declaration of bankruptcy,” says Westbahn. “A meaningful submission by the European Parliament was not revised in favour of passengers, but for the benefit of national state-owned railways.”

Bullet Train Tenders Given To Firms Who Donated To BJP

Asian Rail News
At least four of the major tenders under the Mumbai Ahmedabad High-Speed Railway Project (MAHSR) were given to firms who had donated to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the past.

E-commerce poised to influence next surface transportation bill

USA
As members of Congress considers how to fund surface transportation projects over the next several years, they must consider the ways that e-commerce is transforming supply chain logistics, leaders and witnesses told a U.S. House panel on Dec. 5.

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