Chinese awarded PNR Bicol construction contract

A consortium of Chinese companies has been awarded a 142bn pesos contract to build the first 380 km of the so-called PNR Bicol line, replacing Philippines National Railway’s moribund Main Line South.
Asian Rail News

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Network Rail Trial Aims to Improve Lineside Biodiversity

UK
Network Rail is about to start a new trial project to improve lineside biodiversity on the West Highland Line.

More restrictions in Ukraine-Poland transit, what’s behind them?

Europe
Ukrainian Railways (UZ) blocked cargo export on UZ-owned wagons to Poland on Thursday, 20 January. Polish Railways (PKP) ring the alarm bell saying that this is a targeted move to Poland that does not make any sense. On its behalf, UZ stated that things are simpler than they look.

Railway Age’s 2022 ‘25 Under 40’ Honorees

Rail Events
Established in 2016, the annual awards are presented to railroaders under the age of 40 in the United States, Canada and/or Mexico for making an impact in their respective fields or within their company.

Convenience stores to sell Transport for Wales train tickets

UK
Transport for Wales passengers will have a new option for purchasing rail tickets from the 24th of January.

TMH to supply 70 EMUs for Buenos Aires suburban network

International Rail News
ARGENTINA’s minister of transport, Mr Alexis Guerrera, has announced Transmashholding (TMH) as the winner of a $US 864m contract to supply 70 eight-car EMUs for the 25kV ac Buenos Aires suburban network, along with related maintenance activities.

Norway shortlists four manufactures for 100-train framework agreement

Europe
NORWEGIAN state-owned rolling stock leasing company Norske Tog has shortlisted four suppliers to bid for a contract to supply up to 100 new trains for long-distance services.

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