Russia may participate in construction of Trans-African railway

Moscow is ready to take part in the ambitious project of constructing a cross-continental railway line which will connect East and West Africa. That’s according to the Russia-Sudan intergovernmental commission. “The Sudanese side expressed interest in participation of the Russian companies in constructing of the Trans-African railway over Dakar – Port Sudan – Cape Town,” […]

Why winter is the best time to tackle Russia’s Trans-Siberian Railway

Back on the train, my new cabin friends are another young couple, Vasily and Tatiana. They hadn’t left Siberia ever, let alone Russia, and are inquisitive and generous. “This is our dog … and this is our house,” Tatiana says, showing me photographs on her phone. For the next couple of nights, we all fall […]

Russia & Japan plan to launch freight route via Trans-Siberian Railway

A rail cargo transport route is expected to be officially developed between Russia and Japan, according to the Japan News. It will become the “third distribution channel” for the two countries, after sea and air routes. Cargo will be transported via the 9,289 kilometer-long (5,772 miles) Trans-Siberian Railway. The longest railway line in the world […]

Russia wins WTO dispute against Ukraine on railway equipment imports

A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel has ruled in favour of Russia over its alleged refusal to import Ukrainian railway equipment. Railway equipment is a major export for Kiev. According to Kiev, Russia has purchased wagons, rolling stock, turnouts and other components from Ukraine since 2013. Before the relations between Moscow and Kiev deteriorated, […]

Spain wants in on Russia's high-speed railway project

The ambitious Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway project has attracted interest from Madrid, according to the Russian Ministry of Transport. The track is a joint project between Russia and China. “State Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Residential Housing of Spain Julio Gomez-Pomar informed Russian Deputy Minister of Transport Alan Lushnikov about Spain’s interest in participating in the […]

Worries as Trump DOT repeals Obama-era railway rules

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 20:00 Federal regulators announced they are rolling back regulations on “bomb trains,” arguing they are too costly. Under the rules, trains carrying high explosive liquids were supposed to have electronically-controlled pneumatic brakes by 2021. The US Department of Transportation said it will rescind the mandate for the pneumatic brakes in […]

Israeli minister resigns over railway works on the Sabbath to stay true to ‘holy values’

Published time: 26 Nov, 2017 13:38 Israel’s health minister, Yaakov Litzman announced his resignation on Sunday, saying his decision is based on a public breach of the “holy values of the Jewish people.” The politician from Israel’s ultra-Orthodox political party in Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition cited maintenance works on a railway carried out over the weekend […]

Russian Trans-Siberian railway to get record £7 BILLION makeover – would you use it?

The famous Russian Trans-Siberian railway is to get a record breaking 579.4 billion rubles (roughly £7 billion) makeover. Turning 100 year old last year, the railway line is to be modernised and updated as it connects Russia with the Far East, China, Mongola and North Korea. It will also modernise the Baikal-Amu line which passes […]

News wrap: Trans-Siberian railway extension, how to help hurricane victims and more

Share this article From the discovery of ancient mummies in a 3,500-year-old Egyptian tomb to where to donate to help victims of hurricanes Irma, Harvey and the Mexico earthquake—here are the stories that have people talking this week. Trans-Siberian railway pegged to extend from London to Japan The iconic Trans-Siberian railway could be set for […]

Russia installs Crimea bridge railway arch in unique operation (VIDEO)

Published time: 27 Aug, 2017 20:44 Russian engineers have begun a 72-hour moving operation to position a 227-meter-long railway arch for the Crimea Bridge on the piers located in the Kerch Strait in what is regarded as a “unique operation” in global bridge building. The arch, which stands 227 meters long and 45 meters high, […]