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Australia: Waiting times at level crossings leading to motorists’ risky behaviour Written by Gregoire Larue, Research Fellow at ACRI. Road congestion at level crossings has worsened in recent years due to a combined increase in both train frequency and road traffic. The (...) Czech Republic: Track section rebuilt at Česká Třebová Station The Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration has rebuilt the railway superstructure and adjoining switches on the so-called “Fourth Set” of sorting sidings at Česká Třebová freight yard. The (...) Finland: Finnish Transport Agency publishes first sustainability report Sustainability is an integral part of the Finnish Transport Agency’s activities and decision-making. Road to Sustainability, the agency’s first sustainability report, gathers all sustainability (...) United Kingdom: Landslip means railway between Farnham and Alton likely to stay closed until early (...) Network Rail is reminding passengers to check before they travel as the railway line between Farnham and Alton is likely to remain closed until Monday 9 May following a landslip at Wrecclesham. (...) United Sates: FRA announces $25 million available for Positive Train Control (PTC) (...) The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is accepting applications for $25 million in competitive grant funding available to railroads, (...) Czech Republic: Czech Railways trains to receive European Train Control System (ETCS) Czech Railways (ČD) will equip up to 663 rail vehicles with the mobile part of the European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2. Thanks to communication between trackside equipment and a (...) Poland: New Management Board of PKP appointed by the Minister of Infrastructure and (...) On 7 April a new Management Board of PKP was appointed by the Minister of Infrastructure and Construction. The new CEO of PKP is Mr Mirosław Pawłowski, who will be supported by four Board (...) ARA, Australia: Rail Industry Welcomes Brisbane Cross River Rail Announcement Rail Industry Welcomes Brisbane Cross River Rail Announcement The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) applauds the Queensland Government’s announcement regarding the multi-billion dollar Cross (...) BJTU, China: BJTU Held the International Symposium of the Future of Renewable Energy and A Forum (...) From 6 - 8 April 2016, Hanergy School of Renewable Energy (HASRE) held an International Symposium on the Future of Renewable Energy & a Forum celebrating the 120th Anniversary of Beijing (...)
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