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Protecting railways from climate-related costs and disruption

Railways cannot build climate change resilience without collaboration across, governments, businesses, and communities, say the authors of a new rail resilience framework.

Rail industry prepares for a new digital future

As more and more countries see investment in rail as key solution to achieving their net zero goals, leaders across the rail sector are tuning to digital solutions to meet the challenges they face.

How digital railway technologies help rail owners achieve sustainability goals

Trains are the future of sustainable transport and digitalising rail processes will accelerate the transition to greener operations, but there are many hurdles to overcome, writes Mark de Wolf.

New Beijing rail line reduces carbon emissions and improves resident convenience

Data analytics and a model-based approach to predict traffic patterns has led to optimal station placement and connections to other transportation modes in Beijing, explains Prathamesh Gawde of Bentley Systems.

Race to design and deliver Canada’s largest infrastructure project comes down...

Three consortia comprising nineteen high profile companies remain in contention for arguably Canada's largest ever infrastructure project - The High Frequency Rail Project.

Mesoamerica project delivery platform launched

Free to use platform spans Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic.

Brazil seeks international bidders for $2.5bn rail PPP

São Paulo has launched an international auction for construction of the North Axis of the Interurban Train (TIC) public private partnership. 

Learning from city centre transport megaprojects in Paris and London

Major projects like the Grand Paris Express and London’s Crossrail are leaving a positive legacy for the construction sector, say Mark Coates and Jordan Roddis of Bentley Systems.

Rail Sustainability Index: 290GWh of energy saved

A new index by the International Union of Railways (UIC) finds significant moves towards renewable energy and efficiency in 2022. 

Fehmarnbelt launches tender process for €200m rail contract

Tender process opens for major road and rail tunnel between Germany and Denmark.
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