KiwiRail’s electrification project obtains approval of resource consents

New Zealand rail operator KiwiRail has secured independent panel approval of the resource consents for the main works related to its electrification project in South Auckland.
New Zealand Rail News

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KCS Speaks Out on CP’s Preliminary Proxy Statement

USA
CP reported on July 29 that it filed a preliminary proxy statement and accompanying “BLUE” proxy card with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) “so that CN’s proposed acquisition can be decided at a later date, when more information will be available to KCS stockholders.”

CPTM locomotive rolled out

International Rail News
Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos has received the first of two diesel-electric locomotives that will be used for hauling maintenance trains on São Paulo’s 1 600 mm gauge suburban network.

Hub Group sees long-term growth potential for intermodal

USA
Although headwinds such as port congestion, labor and equipment shortages, and network imbalances are putting pressure on the current intermodal market, Hub Group is keeping its eye on factors that are poised to support the long-term financial potential for intermodal, executives said during Hub Group’s second-quarter 2021 earnings call on Thursday.

Lindum Level Crossing upgrade reaches milestone

Queensland Rail News
The Queensland Government’s Lindum Level Crossing Precinct upgrade has completed preliminary planning, with work underway on short-term safety upgrades as well as a preliminary business case to investigate a long-term grade separation of the crossing.

Japanese diesel railcar ready for dynamic testing

Asian Rail News
This month JR West is to begin dynamic testing of its prototype Kawasaki Heavy Industries DEC700 diesel railcar, which is designed for future conversion to battery-diesel hybrid operation.

ARTC awards two contracts for Sydney rail freight projects

Inland Rail Project
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has awarded two major contracts for the $294.27m (A$400m) Port Botany Rail Line Duplication and Cabramatta Loop projects.

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