Lagos Red Line on track for 2023 opening

LAGOS state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced that the 37km Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line is due to open on schedule in the first quarter of 2023, with construction of the line in Nigeria’s largest city now in the final phase.
Asian Rail News

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Talks underway to build new Benin - Nigeria railway

Africa
TALKS are reportedly underway to develop a new railway between Parakou, Benin, and Ilorin, Nigeria, to improve trade between the two countries.

China sanctions transport to Lithuania after official visit to Taiwan

Asian Rail News
China will stop cooperating with Lithuania in international transport. This is in response to a visit of a Lithuanian official to Taiwan. According to industry insiders, China-Europe freight train aren’t affected, and the train to Kaliningrad is still running normally.

RAISE grants awarded for US transport projects

USA
The Department of Transportation has announced the award of $2·2bn of grants for 166 projects to modernise transport he infrastructure under the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity programme.

Making a step change with improved guidance for the Rail Carbon Tool

UK
RSSB’s Rail Carbon Tool (RCT) enables the rail industry to calculate and analyse the carbon footprints of UK rail projects and activities, select low carbon solutions and help reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.

Train crash shuts down major Queensland rail line for second time in a month

Queensland Rail News
A rail link to one of Queensland's major mining regions has been cut by a train crash that has forced bulk ore shipments onto the highway.

Another year needed to complete Rastatt tunnel after 2017 collapse

Europe
The completion of the Rastatt tunnel on the Rhine Alpine corridor is pushed back again.

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