Posts Tagged ‘railway’

Iraq to commence cross-border railway project with Iran

Iraq is to kick-start the much-delayed cross-border railway line connecting it with neighbouring Iran. Citing a government source, the Shafaq News Agency reported today that Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani is to visit the southern province of Basra where he will lay the foundation stone for the 36 kilometre railway project. The rail will link Iraq’s Basra […]

Railway of Resistance: A grand project to connect Iran, Iraq, Syria

May 19 2023 Beyond its positive economic implications, the railway project connecting Iran, Iraq, and Syria will be a geopolitical game changer by connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. Photo Credit: The Cradle By Mohamad Hasan Sweidan Sir Halford John Mackinder, one of Britain’s most prominent theorists in the field of geopolitics, discusses the significance of […]

Greek railway inspector detained in connection with fatal February crash

Dimitris Nikolaou, 63, was the chief inspector at the station on duty the night of the tragedy. Nikolaou was charged with “disturbance of traffic safety”, which caused the death of several people, and “manslaughter by negligence”, according to the same source. The inspector is the second employee of Greece’s railway system placed in pre-trial detention… […]

Railway CEO Declines to Commit to Pay for Long-Term Health Testing for Ohio Residents After Derailment

Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw made an ambiguous promise Thursday to do “what’s right” for East Palestine, Ohio, residents after one of his rail company’s trains derailed there last month, releasing toxic chemicals into the environment. “We’re committed to doing what’s right for the folks of East Palestine and the community,” Shaw assured Sen. Tom […]

Greek gov’t announces railway safety measures after the deadly train accident

The Greek government announced a set of measures aimed to improve the safety of the railway system on Wednesday, in the wake of the train collision last week in central Greece that resulted in 57 deaths. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced an increase in the state budget to address understaffing and shortage of railway… […]

In numbers: Europe’s deadliest railway crashes

Some European countries have a much worse track record than others when it comes to railway safety. Source

After more than 100 years, Ethiopia’s French-built railway remains vital

Updated: 08/12/2022 – 21:54 More than a hundred years ago, the French built the ‘Franco-Ethiopian Railway’ and it’s still going strong. Commuters in the city of Dire Dawa in eastern Ethiopia still use it to this day. In fact, the old track remains crucial for trade and transport, despite the arrival of a modern Chinese-built […]

National railway strike APPROVED by locomotive union… all trains in America may HALT this coming Monday

(NaturalNews) (Natural News) Some 57,000 rail workers across the United States are slated to walk off the job on July 18 in protest against low wages and poor working conditions.According to reports, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) voted by a resounding margin of 99.5 percent to authorize a strike if such action […]

Railway fleet receives 526 domestically-made, renovated wagons

Railway fleet receives 526 domestically-made, renovated wagons – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN- Iranian railway fleet received 526 new domestically-made and renovated wagons worth 7.94 trillion rials (about $27.379 million) in a ceremony on Tuesday. Of the mentioned 526 wagons, 500 were the new freight wagons worth 6.6 trillion rials (about $22.758 million), one was a new passenger […]

Laos’ Railway Opens: The West Kicks and Screams as China and Laos Move Forward Together

The China-Laos railway, connecting the landlocked Southeast Asian nation of Laos with China, has finally begun operations. This historic moment marked a new chapter for Laos which remains one of the poorest nations in the region. Besides the devastation wrought by US war with neighboring Vietnam last century which saw the US drop more bombs […]

‘The Country That Bombed You is Your Friend. The One That Built Your New Railway is Your Enemy’

Comment: This is the sick shit from the ZIONIST Occupied Government of the United States. Tom Fowdy is a British writer and analyst of politics and international relations with a primary focus on East Asia.3 Dec, 2021 15:09 / Updated 1 day agoGet short URL Major bridge across the Yuanjiang River along the China-Laos railway in […]

825km to be added to railway network by next March

825km to be added to railway network by next March – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN- Iranian deputy transport minister said 825 kilometers of railroads are going to be constructed across the country by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2022). This year, eight railway projects are in priority, and with their opening, 825 […]

Traffic on Trans-Siberian Railway halted after bridge collapse

Traffic on the world’s longest railway has been blocked after a bridge collapsed following heavy rain and flooding. Dozens of trains remain stuck on the 9,289-kilometre Trans-Siberian Railway, officials said on Friday. No one was hurt when part of the bridge collapsed near Nizhnyaya Kuenga in the Trans-Baikal region east of Lake Baikal. Russian President […]

Railway Workers Strike Amidst Wave Of Transportation Struggles

Above Photo: Military Police fire tear gas grenades at Francisco Morato station during rail strike. Diário da CPTM. A strike by São Paulo railway workers last Thursday, July 15, shut down an important section of public transport in Brazil’s largest city over the demand for higher wages. More than 40 stations and four railway lines […]

London Railway Orders Conductors to Stop Saying ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ After Offending ‘Non-Binary’ Person

(Evening Standard) — London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has said its conductors will be warned to not use the greeting “ladies and gentlemen” following a complaint from a non-binary passenger. LNER said train managers should not use the phrase to avoid offending passengers who might identify as neither male nor female. It comes after a […]

Intl. railway exhibition underway in Tehran

TEHRAN – The eighth edition of Iran’s International Exhibition of Rail Transportation and Related Industries and Equipment (Rail Expo 2021) kicked off on Wednesday at Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds. The opening ceremony of the four-day event was attended by the Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami and the Head of the Islamic Republic of […]

Labour Party rules out railway electrification to Ōtaki  

Waikanae Watch News the Labour Party has ruled out electrifying and double tracking the rail line from Waikanae to Ōtaki will be met with real disappointment by Kapiti locals, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop and National’s Candidate for Ōtaki Tim Costley say. “Last night at a Labour Party public meeting, David Parker was asked if […]

Iran intends build massive railway linking Persian Gulf to Mediterranean: MP

Source By News Desk -2020-07-26 Shiraz railway station, Iran BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – In a statement to the Fars News Agency on Sunday, Minister of Parliament, Mohebati Yousefi, stressed the need to quickly start implementing a project linking Iran, Asia and the Mediterranean Sea via Syria and Iraq, pointing out that this would reduce the duration […]

Russia ready to extend Trans-Siberian Railway through Korean peninsula

     The world’s longest railway spanning almost the entire length of Russia – the Trans-Siberian – could get an extension to North and South Korea. A memorandum on the project was signed 10 years ago, but talks have been frozen after relations between the two Koreas deteriorated. The recent thaw has seen Seoul and Pyongyang […]

Strikes By Railway Workers And Aircrews Paralyze France

Strikes By Railway Workers And Aircrews Paralyze France Above Photo: Striking railroad workers at the Saint-Lazare station, Paris The strike by railway workers and Air France personnel paralyzed France on Tuesday, as Parisian garbage workers, power station workers and students also went on strike. According to the state railway company SNCF, over one third of the […]

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