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Australia: Tas Liberals show commitment to long term infrastructure planning The Tasmanian Government’s announcement to preserve the rail corridor between Hobart and Granton for light rail in the future is the sort of long term planning governments need, according to the (...) United States: FRA extends comment period for NEC FUTURE The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced on January 25, 2016 that it will extend the formal comment period for the NEC FUTURE Tier 1 Draft (...) Russia: Russian Railways to increase investment in purchase and renovation of electric trains in (...) In 2016, Russian Railways will invest three billion roubles in new motorised multiple engine and carriage units. The company intends to purchase 82 ED4M and ED9E series electric train carriages (...) Latvia: LDz concludes the year with good freight transport results 55.6 million tons of freight were transported on Latvian Railway infrastructure in 2015. The volume of freight in 2015 decreased slightly by 2.4% compared to 2014 when the volume of freight (...) China: Global experts and scholars fuel the development of Hanergy School of Renewable (...) On 11 January 2016, President Ning Bin met Prof. Philip Krein (Chairman), Prof. Michael Tse (Member) and Prof. Wang Leyi (Member) of the International Advisory Board of the Hanergy School of (...) United States: High-Speed Rail Authority and City of Burbank enter into station-area planning (...) The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) announced on January 14, 2016 that they have entered into a station-area funding agreement with the City of Burbank to begin the planning (...) France: New appointments within SNCF’s Gares & Connexions division Under the impetus of its Managing Director Patrick Ropert, SNCF’s Gares & Connexions division continues to develop, in particular with the arrival of a new Director of Finance and Regulation (...) United Kingdom: Projects in 2016 set to boost railway capacity and performance in northern (...) This year will see key milestones reached in several large projects as part of a programme of more than £1bn of rail improvements in the north of England. Network Rail will deliver track renewals, (...) Japan: An overview of research and development activities at the Railway Technical Research Institute (...) The Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI) is promoting a wide array of research and development based on its five-year master plan “Research 2020” from 2015 with the aims of maximising (...)
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