Decarbonisation and freight’s heroic COVID-19 effort tops agenda at RFG Conference 2020

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris MP has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment toward rail freight and outlined the crucial role it will play in helping decarbonise the UK economy.
UK

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Iraq signs Letter of Intent with Alstom and Hyundai

Tram and Light Rail News
The LoI was signed by all three parties during Iraqi prime minister Mr Mustafa Al Kadhimi’s official visit to Paris, in the presence of Mr Jean Castex, the French prime minister.

Dunfermline Rail Link to be Restored?

UK
Another Rail Link to be Restored.Campaigners have shared their delight at news the city of Glasgow's direct link to Dunfermline could be returned after six decades in the sidings.It comes amid proposals to electrify the Alloa to Longannet route, which currently stops in Clackmannanshire via Croy, and extend the line through West Fife.

Bench Time #150: Brett Sings an intro for Ya’ll

Model Railways
After shattering your eardrums with Brett’s terrible singing of a 90’s pop song, we dive into what’s going on new this week!

FS and Snam sign hydrogen development agreement

Europe
The agreement was signed by Mr Gianfranco Battisti, managing director of FS, and Mr Marco Alverà, managing director of Snam, and covers feasibility studies and the development of joint projects for the implementation of hydrogen infrastructure on lines throughout Italy.

Swiss Schaffhausen Electric Bus Project Almost Ready to Begin

Bus Transport News
The Schaffhausen electric bus project, Switzerland, is ready to commence: the Federal Office of Transport has approved the two vehicles (ordered in March 2019), which means they will soon be allowed in service as the testing sessions continue.

Chinese high-speed rail firm to offer quiet carriages on Beijing-Shanghai line

Asian Rail News
The operator of a high-speed rail service between Beijing and Shanghai says it plans to introduce quiet carriages by the end of the year, and people on social media are making a lot of noise about it.

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