Afghanistan’s Aqina – Andkhoy extension inaugurated

The section, which includes 6km of sidings at Andkhoy, is an extension of the 88km line which runs from Atamyrat to the Ymamnazar border crossing point and Aqina, which opened in November 2016.
Arabian Rail News

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IN-BRIEF – Financial: Amtrak awarded Metrolink contract; Hitachi partners with HyperloopTT; VTG places €746m in bonds

USA
Japan: Hitachi Rail has launched a technology partnership with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) to integrate hyperloop’s capsule travelling system with Hitachi Rail’s ERTMS signalling system.

Part of rail bridge collapses near fatal Stonehaven derailment site

UK
Part of a rail bridge has collapsed near the site of the fatal Stonehaven train derailment.

‘Use it or lose it’: $289 million for shovel-ready road safety projects

Other Transport News
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack will today announce a $289 million program that will both save lives and create jobs – but the cash has an expiry date.

Opinions differ on potential impact as Waterville rail yard is sold to CSX

USA
CSX Corp., the freight rail system whose tracks cross nearly every state east of the Mississippi River, is buying Pan Am Railways, extending its network into northern New England.

Trains back to Britomart after major works and upgrades

New Zealand Rail News
A week after trains returned to the Auckland network after the summer shutdown, trains have run into the city centre terminus at Britomart.

Beavis Bros, a buggy and a train tragedy

Railway History
THIS is part one in a series of three on this fatal rail accident near Tarana where eight died and nine were injured.

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