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Calgary – Banff passenger train project enters development phase

A detailed memorandum of understanding to accelerate the development of a proposed 150 km passenger line linking Calgary Airport with Banff National Park has been signed by Alberta’s Ministry of Transportation, Invest Alberta and Canada Infrastructure Bank.
Canada

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Higher revenues propel Union Pacific’s Q2 profit by 59%

USA
Union Pacific’s net profit for the second quarter of 2021 rose by 59% from a year ago to $1.8 billion amid a 30% increase in operating revenue.

SNCF adds seven more routes to Train + Air scheme

Europe
SEVEN additional routes are now available to be booked via French National Railways’ (SNCF) Train + Air scheme under which a connecting TGV can be reserved at the same time as an Air France ticket.

All-Party Parliamentary Group study shows support for through travel on heritage railways

Railway Preservation
Environmentally speaking, rail is the optimum way to travel to parks such as Snowdonia, the Yorkshire Dales or areas of outstanding natural beauty like the Quantock Hills or the North Norfolk Coast.

Anger as inquest jury rules that Croydon tram crash victims died accidentally

Tram and Light Rail News
The families of Croydon tram crash victims have demanded a new inquest into their deaths after a jury concluded they died as a result of an accident and were not unlawfully killed.

Free travel for kids on the Tyne & Wear Metro and Shields Ferry

UK
Nexus, who operate the Tyne & Wear Metro, have announced that family days out will be more affordable with free travel for children.

“Rail in Ukraine is expecting significant changes”

Europe
Ukraine finds itself amidst a boom of rail freight-related developments.

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