Concrete sleeper factory opens in Bavaria

The factory took almost three years to plan and construct is set to make up to 600,000 sleepers a year, primarily for German railways.

Major disruption to train services in France as three months of rail strikes begin

April 3, or "Black Tuesday" as French media have labelled it, marked the start of three months of rolling nationwide strikes, which will see SNCF staff strike two days in every five until June 28.

Bane NOR warns skiers to stop taking shortcuts over the railway

Norwegian infrastructure manager Bane NOR has warned skiers to take extra care when crossing the railway after noticing a rise in the number of ski tourists "moving too close".

Why some UK rail passengers are using avocados to get discounted fares

For one week, some avocado-carrying passengers on the UK's West Coast main line are in for a treat.

Indian Railways starts mega recruitment drive for 90,000 personnel

One of the world's largest recruitment drives has been launched in India.

Eurostar CEO reflects on 15-year tenure as he bows out after Amsterdam launch

"That is it, the jigsaw is complete," said Nicolas Petrovic, who will step down from his role before the full launch and move to Siemens France to become its president on March 1.

Sydney Trains to accelerate driver recruitment following major network disruptions

Driver recruitment is to be accelerated at Sydney Trains as part of an eight-point action plan to help the network better recover from major disruptions.

Warm welcome for history-making Eurostar service

By avoiding stops at Ebbsfleet, Ashford and Lille, the train achieved a record time of one hour and 46 minutes to Brussels Midi, and was later welcomed into Amsterdam Centraal station by hundreds of people.

New locomotives, service and drivers for Botswana Railways

Khama said that the country has suffered from a lack of locomotives but hopes that the new acquisitions will boost capacity, improve efficiency and prepare Botswana Railways for the future. 

Network Rail CEO Mark Carne to retire

Network Rail has announced that a new CEO will be in place for the five-year control period starting in April, 2019, following news of Mark Carne's retirement.
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