Port of Vancouver ship queue tops 50 as rail woes persist

The number of vessels waiting for a berth at the Port of Vancouver stood at over 50 on Monday as CN reported a major setback in efforts to restore rail service on a key portion of its network.
Canada

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Training for the future

Victorian Rail News
The Victorian Tunnelling Centre has produced its first round of graduates, with 26 current and former trainees now working on the city-shaping Metro Tunnel Project.

Ottmarsheim turns into rail hub for the Alsace region

Europe
Logistics provider Swissterminal is expanding its Schweizerzug service with a new connection between Antwerp and Ottmarsheim, starting 1 January 2022.

North Wales electrification and WCML enhancements backed in Union Connectivity Review

UK
Electrification of the coastal main line across north Wales between Crewe and Holyhead and further modernisation of the northern sections of the West Coast Main Line are among the key rail interventions recommended by Network Rail Chairman Sir Peter Hendy in his Union Connectivity Review, published on November 26.

Effect subsidies on Dutch rail freight unclear

Europe
Due to the corona pandemic, it is not yet possible to determine the effect of the temporary subsidy scheme for stimulating freight transport by rail in the Netherlands.

JR West to renew Okayama EMU fleet

Asian Rail News
On November 18 JR West announced plans to order a batch of two- and three-car EMUs for use on local services in the Okayama and Bingo areas.

Chengdu-Tilburg train suspected of drug chemicals smuggling

Europe
The daily New Silk Road connection between Chengdu and Tilburg is under police investigation. The reason is suspicions of illegal drug chemicals smuggling in containers.

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