- 06.10.2015 | 11:08Operation of KZD new high-speed lines commissioned
(according to www.china-railway.com.cn)
High-speed line Harbin — Chichikar
On 17 August 2015, the train numbered as D7989 departed from the Harbin station, which marks the official start of operation of the highspeed line Harbin - Chichikar. The line runs across the northernmost and coldest regions of China.
The construction of this high-speed line began in 2009, and already in May 2015, trimming operations and tests were commenced. Two months later, a trial run was performed. The total length of the line along which 8 stations are available amounts to 279 km. With the operation of this high-speed line that started, the time of travelling between the cities of Harbin and Chichikar reduced from three hours to one hour and a half (to 85 minutes).
- 01.06.2015 | 14:42Presentation of Train Control Centre of Georgian Railway
(Source: JSC Georgian Railway)
The presentation of a Train Control Centre was held on 7 April 2015 at JSC Georgian Railway. Mamuka Bakhtadze, General Director of JSC Georgian Railway and Aleksi Nikolaishvili, Director of the Freight Transport Branch cut the ribbon in a celebratory atmosphere and congratulated the staff of the Centre on the start of the work in a renewed environment.
- 01.06.2015 | 14:39Plasser & Theurer delivers ballast profilers
(according to Plasser & Theurer)
Plasser & Theurer (OSJD affiliated enterprise, Austria) has supplied two USP 2010 SWS-U universal ballast distribution and profiling machines to the Polish infrastructure manager PKP PLK.
- 26.05.2015 | 09:47Development Strategy for Bulgarian Railways
(according to Holding BDZ)
A draft Strategy for the development of the rail network in 2015-22 and the restructuring of State Railway Company Holding BDZ was published for consultation by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology & Communications of the Republic of Bulgaria on April 7, 2015.
- 06.05.2015 | 10:34Construction of the Second Rail Track on Skrlveri - Krustpils Line of Latvian Railway Completed
(According to Latvijas dzelzcels SJSC as of 4th February, 2015)
On 4th February, 2015 the Latvian Railway (Latvijas dzelzcels, LDZ) opened the second rail track on the SkrTveri - Krutpils line section within the largest project to date, worth more than 100 million euros, which will enable a considerable increase in throughput capacity, traffic speed and safety in the direction from Krustpils to Riga.
- 03.03.2015 | 10:42The First Train from China to Spain
(digested on the basis of the information, presented by the UNECE, CNTV and The Independent)
On 24 January 2015, right after the Chinese New Year, the first train to complete a journey on the world’s longest railway line, connecting Yiwu (China) and Madrid (Spain), returned home.
- 20.02.2015 | 10:04News from Chinese Railways
Three high-speed railway lines have been put in operation in China
On 26th December 2014 three large high-speed railway lines were put into operation in China: Lanzhou – Urumqi, Guizhou – Guangzhou and Nanning – Guangzhou
- 17.02.2015 | 15:01Joint Meeting of Plenipotentiary Representatives of Members of OSJD Ministerial Conference and Conference of General Directors (Authorized Representatives) of OSJD Railways
The Joint Meeting, held in the period from the 9th till 12th December 2014 in OSJD Committee in Warsaw, was attended by the Plenipotentiary Representatives of Members of OSJD Ministerial Conference and Conference of General Directors (Authorized Representatives) of OSJD Railways from the Azerbaijani Republic, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Bulgaria, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Hungary, Georgia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, People's Republic of China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Republic of Latvia, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, Mongolia, Republic of Poland, Russian Federation, Romania, Slovak Republic, Republic of Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Republic of Estonia, as well as authorized representatives of OSJD Observers from Finnish Railways (VR) and German Railway JSC (DB), representatives of UIC and CCTT and members of the OSJD Committee.
- 30.01.2015 | 10:00Freight Traffic
The working results of the OSJD Commission on Freight Traffic (further on referred to as a Commission) were discussed during the Commission’s annual meeting held in the period from 7 till 10 October 2014 in the OSJD Committee’s premises in Warsaw. The meeting was attended by the representatives of OSJD railways: Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Hungary, Vietnam, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, DPRK, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Czech Republic, as well as Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic; Deutsche Bahn AG - OSJD observer; OSJD affiliated enterprises - South Caucasus Railway CJSC, Rail Cargo Hungaria CJSC, KоRail, Freightliner Group LLC, CTL Logistics JSC, CTM LLC, TransContainer JSC and OLTIS Group JSC; UIC and OSJD Committee.
- 30.01.2015 | 09:56150 Years of Railway Traffic between Russia and Cote d'-Azur in France
On 24th January 2015 at the railway station of Nice, a French health resort, a solemn ceremony was held dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the opening of rail traffic between Russia and Nice and presentation of new RIC-dimension coaches of FPC, that was timed to arrive for the first time in the composition of train No. 17/18 Moscow – Nice, which departed from Moscow on 22nd January 2015.