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Geelong faster rail leaves the station

Victorian Rail News
Details for the Geelong faster rail project have been confirmed, with the project to cut travel times between Melbourne and Geelong by 15 minutes.

Network Rail to help restore disused Derbyshire canal

UK
Network Rail is to invest £350,000 in helping to restore a section of the historic Draycott canal route in Derbyshire, both to reduce flooding on the railway and to rebuild heritage, creating new recreational facilities for locals and tourists alike.

CFL cargo places order for 10 TRAXX MS locomotives from Bombardier Transportation

Europe
Bombardier Transportation has announced that it has signed a contract with Luxembourg-based railway undertaking, CFL cargo, for 10 innovative BOMBARDIER TRAXX MS locomotives.

UK’s West Coast main line and Euston Station to undergo major upgrades in 2021

UK
Network Rail has announced major upgrades on the West Coast main line and at London Euston Station in spring/summer 2021.

Keolis JV to operate Jiaxing light rail network

Tram and Light Rail News
Shanghai Keolis, a joint venture between Shanghai Shentong Metro Group (51%) and Keolis (49%), will form a new joint venture called Shenjia with the authority to operate the catenary-free network, which will serve Jiaxing’s 4.65 million residents. Jiaxing, in the Zhejiang region, is adjacent to Shanghai in the Yangtze River Delta.

Over 10,000 freight trains ran between Europa and China in 2020

Europe
In 2020, over 10,000 trains and 927,000 containers travelled via the China-EU-China, according to China Railways. The volume of traffic grew by 98.3% year-to-year, covering 21 countries and 92 cities in Europe.

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