Rail accessibility during the COVID-19 outbreak

Thank you for your regular updates on the rail industry’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. I want to share my thanks to everyone working hard to keep our railways running, so all those who need to get to work can do so, including NHS staff on the frontline of tackling the virus.
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Kazakhstan lifts ban on fuel exports by rail amid oversupply

Asian Rail News
Kazakhstan’s Energy Ministry has lifted a ban on railroad exports of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel outside of the Eurasian Economic Union in order to ease domestic oversupply caused by the coronavirus emergency.

Brimbank repeats call for west to benefit from Melbourne Airport Rail and Suburban Rail Loop

Victorian Rail News
Brimbank Council is seeking assurances from the State Government that a range of rail infrastructure projects, including the final design of the much anticipated Melbourne Airport Rail MAR, will ensure positive outcomes for Brimbank and the western region.

Got To See The God Of Trains

Railway History
I have been a car enthusiast since I was two years old, but I have been a train enthusiast since the moment I was born. Unfortunately, it’s incredibly difficult to get a locomotive into a garage, or drive one to work (especially if you live in the States), so that enthusiasm is usually left at the wayside in favour of automobiles.

VIA Rail extends halt of Toronto-Vancouver passenger trains until June 1

Canada
VIA Rail has extended the suspension of its Toronto-Vancouver passenger train service until June 1 amid the COVID-19 crisis.

China restarts Beijing rail schemes after coronavirus freeze

Asian Rail News
China has restarted work on Beijing metro and railway projects that were suspended to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the official Xinhua news agency reported today.

UBS predicts post-pandemic shift from air to high speed rail

International Rail News
A report published by UBS Research suggests that many travellers will switch from air to high speed rail in the post Covid-19 period.

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