Why the US never manages to purchase modern rolling stock

When I recently read that NJ Transit is signing the contract to purchase new double-deck EMUs, I was positively surprised. Not only did they manage to purchase an electric multiple unit (EMU) which is much more suitable for commuter and regional transport, but they also went for a double-deck configuration permitting more capacity at the … Continue reading Why the US never manages to purchase modern rolling stock

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Major Chinese Interests in Railways in Africa

Over the last 10 years, we can observe a growing interest of Chinese railway companies in Africa. Given a potential shift in US policy, I would expect that even more opportunities can be tapped by Chinese exporters. Currently there are 3 fields they are interested in: Railway lines which facilitate access to resource deposits or … Continue reading Major Chinese Interests in Railways in Africa

Rail-Link from Keflavik airport (KEF) to Reykjavik city – maybe not such a good idea

I read yesterday that a group of investors is pursuing a railway project in Iceland to link the airport to the capital in light of the expected significant expansion of tourism in the next years. Two years ago, I had a chance to visit the country, explore the pristine nature and I am eager to … Continue reading Rail-Link from Keflavik airport (KEF) to Reykjavik city – maybe not such a good idea