Flight shame is reviving overnight rail travel in Europe

Sweden’s rail authority will run more overnight sleeper trains to serve passengers skipping airlines amid escalating climate concerns.
Europe

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Statement on MTAG’s withdrawal from the Smart Freight Partnership

Victorian Rail News
We regret to announce that MTAG has withdrawn from the Smart Freight Partnership – Inner West (SFPIW).

DB Cargo awards contract to Toshiba for hybrid locomotives

Europe
The contract follows the successful completion of a feasibility study for the joint development of a new hybrid locomotive.

Metro train drivers stood down over South Yarra track dispute

Victorian Rail News
Thirteen Metro Trains drivers have been stood down after refusing to use a new section of track at South Yarra, claiming they lacked the proper training.

Haverty factor fueled rail trade growth: Railway Age

USA
When Mexico’s President Porfirio Diaz lamented more than a century ago of his nation being “so far from God and so close to the United States,” he hadn’t contemplated the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Podcast—Virgin Trains USA’s Orlando Extension; new NRC Chairman Jim Hansen

Railway Publications
The post Podcast—Virgin Trains USA’s Orlando Extension; new NRC Chairman Jim Hansen appeared first on Railway Track and Structures.

National Audit Office reveals uncertainty over HS2 costs

UK
The DfT estimates that the project will cost between £65bn and £88bn at 2015 prices, between 17% and 58% more than available funding.

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