Keolis JV to operate Jiaxing light rail network

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.
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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.

Pacific National ready to haul one million tonnes of grain a month

Pacific National News
Pacific National is geared up for this year's bumper harvest, quite literally.

Union Pacific eyes Upper Midwest for intermodal opportunities

USA
Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) is hoping to attract more intermodal customers in the Upper Midwest now that it has an intermodal terminal in Minneapolis.

Hitachi to Re-assess Design of the Intercity Express Trains to Improve Crashworthiness Standard

UK
Following the collision of an empty LNER Intercity Express Train, and a LNER High Speed Train at low speed when entering Neville Hill Depot, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch has recommended that Hitachi re-visit the assessment of the design of the Intercity Express Train against the requirements of the crashworthiness standards.

Second Hamburg S-Bahn tunnel planned

Europe
The new 60km/h, 5.5km twin-bore tunnel is estimated to cost €3bn and have three intermediate stations: one near Hamburg Dammtor with connections to the planned U5 metro line, another at Schlump with direct connections to two U-Bahn lines and a third at Doormannsweg north of Holstenstrasse S-Bahn station.

Melbourne airport rail link no longer up in the air

Victorian Rail News
A future train line to the Melbourne airport will utilise the under-construction Melbourne Metro tunnel, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed on Saturday.

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