Finland tests longer freight trains to intensify Russian transit

Finnish rail freight company VR Transpoint have successfully tested operation with a 830-metre-long train.
Europe

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LNVG invites bids to refurbish double-deck coaches

Europe
This follows an €80m contract awarded to Bombardier in November 2019 to modernise the fleet’s 37 Traxx electric locomotives and 51 double-deck driving trailers.

Jica provides $US 374.5m loan for Myanmar upgrade

Asian Rail News
The project will improve rail capacity by rehabilitating and modernising the existing line and related facilities along the 260km Yangon – Toungoo section of the double-track 620km metre-gauge Yangon – Mandalay line.

Freight train accident kills driver in southwest Germany

Europe
The concrete section had fallen from a bridge which was set to be demolished this weekend, German police said.

Sydney light rail network completed as final stage opens

Tram and Light Rail News
This follows the opening of the L2 line from Circular to Randwick in December 2019.

These are the alternative routes for Freiburg-Basel traffic

Europe
A map with possible alternative routes is available for traffic impacted by the accident on the Rhine Valley railway in Germany.

Talgo and Renfe refit high-speed trains to carry coronavirus patients

Coronavirus Transport News
Talgo says it has voluntarily made all its staff and material resources available to the Spanish government to convert trains into mobile ambulances.

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