Korea’s national train operator Korea Railroad Corporation (KORAIL) runs a successful trial of a 50 wagon freight train
The public train operator Korea Railroad Corporation (KORAIL) has laid the foundation for the sustainable development of Korea’s railway logistics as it conducted a successful trial operation of the Republic of Korea’s first 777-meter long freight train on the Seoul – Busan line.
Azerbaijan continues reconstruction of the North-South corridor (according to information of the “Zheleznye dorogi mira” Journal)
Azerbaijan Railways (ADY) is upgrading the Sumgayit-Yalama double-track railway line.
The 1000-ton “Kunlun” bridgelayer for the construction of the Fuzhou-Xiamen trans-sea high-speed line (according to the Xinhua News Agency)
The construction of the Fuzhou-Xiamen high-speed trans-sea railway line (HSR) is in full swing in China. With an estimated speed of 350 km/h and a total length of more than 277 km, this high-speed railway line is the China’s first trans-sea HSR and the fastest trans-sea HSR in the world. The construction of high-speed railway lines at sea is associated with the use of a number of the most advanced technologies, especially in the construction of bridges and viaducts.
The joint OSJD-CIT-TRACECA-UIC seminar on the use of the CIM/SMGS consignment note on the TRACECA railway routes passing through Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey (Türkiye) and Kazakhstan was held on 16 June 2022 using the video conferencing mode.
On 13 June 2022 a working meeting took place in the OSJD Committee premises in Warsaw with the delegation of the “KTZ NC” JSC, headed by Batyr Kotyrev, Chief Engineer – Director of the Technical Policy Department, accompanied by Zubaida Aspayeva, Chairperson of the OSJD Commission on Freight Traffic – Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the OSJD Committee, and Yerzhan Araltay, Chief Manager of the Department of Interaction with International Organisations of “KTZ NC” JSC.
The first hybrid shunting locomotive has been delivered to Hungary from China (according to information of the “Zheleznye dorogi mira” Journal)
The first out of the two ordered shunting locomotives with a hybrid power plant has been delivered to Hungary’s freight operator Rail Cargo Hungaria, an OSJD affiliated enterprise, and part of the ÖBB Federal Railways of Austria holding company. The locomotive will undergo tests required for its certification and operational authorisation.
From 18 till 20 May 2022 the city of Leipzig (Germany) hosted the Summit of the International Transport Forum (ITF), which was held under the motto “Transport for Inclusive Societies”. This year’s summit, which was chaired by the Kingdom of Morocco, brought together high-level representatives of ministries and other government organisations, commercial and industrial enterprises, research institutions and international transport organisations from around the world to discuss the issues of how to improve the transport connectivity in order to promote the integration processes in the regions – from local communities, towns and cities to regions on a global scale – and contribute to the achievement of economic, social and environmental goals.
In accordance with the Work Plan of the OSJD Commission on Infrastructure and Rolling Stock for 2022, on 4-6 May 2022, an expert meeting was held in the videoconferencing mode on subtopic 2.2 “Consideration of a set of issues on the track formation and engineering structures” of subject 2 “Railway track and engineering structures”, which was attended by the representatives from the following OSJD railways:
Expert meeting of the OSJD Commission on Transport Policy and Development Strategy on the subject “Development of measures aimed at facilitating border crossing procedures in international railway traffic in the Eurasian space”
In accordance with the Work Plan of the OSJD Commission on Transport Policy and Development Strategy for 2022, in the period from 19 till 22 April 2022, an expert meeting was held in the format of a videoconference (OSJD Committee, Warsaw) on the subject “Development of measures aimed at facilitating border crossing procedures in international railway traffic in the Eurasian space”, which was attended by the representatives of the OSJD member countries as follows: Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Kazakhstan, People's Republic of China, Republic of Latvia, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as international organisations – the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the Eurasian Economic Commission (EAEC) and the OSJD Committee.
Today, the Republic of Azerbaijan is paving its way to progressive economic development and large-scale reforms, which are highly appreciated by the people of the country.