Bombardier to carry out Israel Railways coach overhaul

The renovation will include the overhaul and modernisation of internal and external doors, including toilet doors, the modernisation of passenger information systems, and the replacement of 400V jumper cables.
Arabian Rail News

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China unveils second prototype 620km/h maglev train

Asian Rail News
The 21m-long, 12-tonne power car, which uses high-temperature superconducting (HTS) maglev technology and has a carbon fibre lightweight body, was developed through a Yuan 60m ($US 9.2m) project by Southwest Jiaotong University, China Railway Group and CRRC.

US Class I rail headcount tumbles 14% in 2020

USA
The U.S. operations of the Class I railroads employed the fewest number of employees in 2020 since at least 2012.

Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year strategy: confusing and incomplete

Victorian Rail News
INFRASTRUCTURE VICTORIA released its new draft 30-year infrastructure strategy for community comment in December 2020.

Nigeria’s ambitious Chinese-built rail project is keen to avoid a familiar problem

Africa
Railways in Nigeria dates back to the 19th century when the first railroad was constructed in 1898 under British colonial rule before the modern country was created in 1914.

Containers from Whangārei being taken to Auckland on rail

New Zealand Rail News
Containers loaded onto a train in KiwiRail's Whangārei yard ready to go to Auckland. They were brought from Northport rather than being trucked all the way to Auckland

Concerns grow over Eurostar rail service linking UK, EU

Europe
The head of France’s state rail company has sounded the alarm over the future of the Eurostar train service, which connects the U.K. with continental Europe and has been hurt badly by the halt to travel during the pandemic as well as Brexit.

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