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This week in RailFreight Live: the Middle and South Silk Road corridors

As the New Silk Road grows, so do the various routes used by trains to travel between China and Europe.
Asian Rail News

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Night Tube services this weekend could be disrupted due to strike action

UK
RMT’s planned strike action may lead to severe disruption on both Central and Victoria line Night Tube services this weekend.

No real facts indicate that transported chemicals are used for drug production

Asian Rail News
Assumptions around the possible use of chemicals transported via the China-Netherlands rail connection to produce drugs are incorrect.

Freight-only launch for Laos – China rail link

Asian Rail News
The 418 km railway linking Vientiane and the Chinese border at Boten was formally opened for revenue services with a ceremony on December 3, marking the 46th anniversary of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

Trains through Ukraine halted for construction works

Europe
Transit traffic through Ukraine has come to a halt due to construction works.

Industrial action hits Sydney network

Cityrail News
Sydney’s rail network will be disrupted by industrial action planned for Tuesday 7 December, when services will run at a reduced frequency and take longer to reach their destinations.

This Weekend: See the latest progress on the G5 steam locomotive – the last Open Day of 2021

Railway Preservation
The last open day for the G5 Locomotive Company will be held this Saturday, 4th December.

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