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Belarusian Railways participate in XXIV Plenary Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian (...) A delegation of Belarusian Railways participated in the 24th Plenary Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation International Association in Vienna. The delegation was (...) Sweden: Opening of Europe’s longest rail freight corridor Tuesday 10 November marked the opening of the longest of the nine rail freight corridors that have been set up in the European Rail Network. The corridor extends from Stockholm/Oslo to Palermo. (...) Czech Republic: Now travel more affordably to Berlin The journey from Prague to Berlin on the first morning connection is now reduced by up to 50%. Passengers now pay just CZK 386 (around 14 euros) for a First Minute Germany (Včasná jízdenka Německo) (...) Georgia: Meeting of representatives of the parties of the Viking combined train project held from 11 – 12 (...) The two-day working meeting of the representatives of the parties of the international Viking combined train project transit project was held from 11 – 12 November in the Georgian capital of (...) Poland: PKP PLK and NCBR will jointly invest PLN 50 million in the development of modern railway (...) The National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR), together with PKP Polish Railway Lines (PKP PLK), are going to allocate PLN 50 million to carry research and development projects. In (...) Poland: Monument unveiled to commemorate engineer Jozef Nowkuński A monument was unveiled on 23 October 2015 in Tarnowskie Gory, Silesia (southern Poland) in tribute to engineer Mr Jozef Nowkuński (1868-1952). He is considered to be the greatest railway engineer (...) Russia: RZD action on CO2 emissions leads to best results of any major world railway Since 2007, RZD’s Environment Strategy has seen the company’s unit costs for train traction fall by 7.2% and its CO2 emissions by 9.2%. According to statistics kept by the International Energy (...) France: Test train accident at Eckwersheim – initial findings of the immediate internal SNCF investigation (...) In the minutes following the test train accident which took place on Saturday 14 November at Eckwersheim on the new Est Européenne line, the managing director of the Railway Safety System (...) United States: First vertical structure at the Fresno River Viaduct On October 29, 2015 the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) and its design-build contractor Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons (TPZP) advanced work on 16 vertical columns that will support (...)
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