New speed restrictions for trains hauling hazardous materials in Canada

After the derailment of of several trains hauling hazardous materials, namely crude oil, Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau has issued new orders around the speed of these trains, which are now classified as “key trains” and “higher-risk key trains.”
Canada

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Mount Isa Rail Line suspended due to COVID-19

Queensland Rail News
Long haul train and coach services within Queensland will be temporarily reduced as part of wider efforts to contain COVID-19.

Regional boost: Inland Rail's $13.3 billion promise

Inland Rail Project
GOVERNMENT is talking up the value of Inland Rail, saying it has the potential to deliver a boost of up to $13.3 billion to regional Australia over the next 50 years.

Baxter rail extension at a ‘standstill’

Victorian Rail News
FRANKSTON MP Paul Edbrooke says that the Baxter rail extension will remain at a “standstill” until the business case is released.

Rail traffic between Russia and other countries suspended due to coronavirus

Europe
Since the beginning of the spread of the new coronavirus, Russian Railways canceled rail communications with 21 countries

UPDATED APRIL 6—Rail Group Staff Report: Global railway industry response & impacts, COVID-19 pandemic

Canada
Following is a staff report from the editors at Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures and International Railway Journal that will be continuously updated with the latest developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the global railway industry, the most significant posted up top.

Precise measurement for effective rail track maintenance

Rail News
Overcoming the limitations of manual inspection of rail track wear is simplified with Bestech’s laser profile scanner.

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