Canadian Pacific seals $27bn deal to acquire Kansas City Southern

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has signed a $27.2bn cash-stock deal to acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS).
Canada

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Public presentation on design proposals in Pasvalys district was presented

Europe
To introduce the public with the Rail Baltica design proposals for the Pasvalys district, the Spanish engineering company IDOM, also responsible for the detailed technical design of the Rail Baltica railway section “Ramygala – Lithuanian/Latvian state border”, presented the design solutions for the section which is located in Pasvalys district – “Vaškai – Lithuanian/Latvian state border”.

Travelling through the Tibetan mountains: Tibet’s first bullet train

Asian Rail News
The first high-speed rail system began operations in Japan in 1964 which saw the Tokaido Shinkansen travelling up to speeds of 130 mph.

Hexagon unveils security and surveillance portfolio for rail operations

Technology News
Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division, in collaboration with its Geosystems division, has introduced a security and surveillance portfolio for rail.

1.2 million journeys made by young people on the Tyne and Wear Metro using £1 trips on smart card

UK
Nexus brought in the Pop blue cards during 2018 as a way to make travel on the Metro more affordable for young people aged 16 to 18, and since then, 1.2 million journeys have been made using them.

Light Rail: the future of smarter transport infrastructure

Yarra Trams
As Australian cities continue to grow and expand, they require smart and sustainable public transport networks.

Three and four section electric locomotives approved

Russian Rail News
Ural Locomotives has obtained Customs Union approval for its 3 kV DC 3ES6 and 4ES6 locomotives, which are based on the 2ES6 twin-section design with one or two intermediate sections added to provide additional power.

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