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  2006 in rail transport at AllExperts
The new station, part of the Transport 21 plan announced in 2005, is expected to open in mid-2007.
The service would provide passenger and freight rail transport between the three Basque provincial capitals of Vitoria, Bilbao and Donostia and connections to the high-speed Madrid-Vitoria-Paris rail corridor.
One of the projects included in the pledge is an expansion of passenger rail service between Athens and Thessaloniki.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/2006_in_rail_transport.htm   (2624 words)

  2006 in rail transport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Once construction is completed, the official opening ceremony is expected to be held at the new Ichoguz station on the border between Ahal and Dashhowuz provinces.
The new station, part of the Transport 21 plan announced in 2005, is expected to open in mid-2007.
The service would provide passenger and freight rail transport between the three Basque provincial capitals of Vitoria, Bilbao and Donostia and connections to the high-speed Madrid-Vitoria-Paris rail corridor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2006_in_rail_transport   (1840 words)

 Rail - Transport Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Transport Canada has regulations, standards and programs to oversee safety at road / railway grade crossings, and the accessibility and sustainability of the rail transportation system.
Passenger rail and urban transit security at Transport Canada - Transport Canada is working with partners to complete two important strategic initiatives that lay out policy and priority directions for enhancing transportation security in Canada.
Rail bridges - Transport Canada is responsible for the oversight of safety of federally regulated railway bridges including promotion, monitoring and enforcement activities.
www.tc.gc.ca /rail/menu.htm   (357 words)

 Number of passengers in bus and rail transport, year 2006
WIESBADEN – According to provisional results of the Federal Statistical Office, the number of passengers using means of public regular road and rail transport in Germany increased by 1.8% in 2006 from the preceding year.
The larger enterprises of public regular passenger transport (enterprises with a minimum of yearly 250,000 passengers) carried 10,4 million passengers, 10,2 million passengers in regular short-distance transport (+1.8%) and 125 million in regular long-distance transport (+0.4%).
Of that 94.5 billion were carried in regular short-distance transport (+3.2%) and 35.7 billion in regular long-distance transport (+1.4%).
www.destatis.de /presse/englisch/pm2007/p1430191.htm   (132 words)

 Real Estate Rail Transport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Rail transport is the transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads...
Rail transport is an energy-efficient and capital-intensive means of mechanised land transport...
Rail transport is one of the most energy efficient means of mechanised land transport known...
www.own2.com /relocation/Rail-Transport.html   (2975 words)

 Transport Blog is back | Samizdata.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Transport Blog is up and running again, and I have agreed once again to write bits for it, now and again.
Bloggers everywhere have the occasional moan about transport, and often also have stories to tell about how transport was good in one way or another, or about how it may soon be very exciting.
Transport Blog will, just as it did first time around, find a quite distinct readership to that which reads things like Samizdata.
www.samizdata.net /blog/archives/2006/10/transport_blog.html   (640 words)

 Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The supply of public funds for the different areas and purposes of rail transport (High Speed Rail, conventional railway, metro and Light Rail Transit; operational effectiveness, investments, business funding) is highly various in form and content.
The financial inclusions of national budgets for rail transport have been analysed and discussed in terms of their development in the prognosis period 2006-2011.
In the annexes you find tabular overviews of key data from national economics and transport, the determined values of national budgets for rail transport as well as an overview of the current and future relevance of the different funding sources in all surveyed countries.
www.railwaygazette.com /marketreports/public_funding_of_european_rail_transport_05_06.htm   (759 words)

The need to increase people's mobility by providing safe, efficient, cost-effective transport, while at the same time minimizing the negative impact of that transport on health, lifestyle and the environment, is the key transport imperative of our time.
Even the rail and shipping sectors, traditionally the least environmentally damaging and least congestive modes of transport, are having to grapple with the issue of sustainability, albeit in their own unique ways.
Lack of investment, for instance, is causing the railway system in many developing countries to slowly collapse, with disastrous effects both for those countries' economies, and for the safety of their citizens.
www.principalvoices.com /transport.html   (1883 words)

 Rail2006 - Welcome to Rail 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Rail 2006 - The Future of Rail - a one day strategy and networking event examining the Governments plans to deliver a modern, efficient and safe rail industry under the Future of Rail White Paper.
This important one-day conference and exhibition will hear the views of all the key players in rail Ð those facing the challenges to the railways and those now in charge of making the new vision a reality.
Rail 2006 will act as a great forum for debate bringing together important figures from government bodies, passenger and freight operating companies, infrastructure managers and suppliers from across the uk.
www.rail2006.co.uk /welcome.htm   (227 words)

 European Commission - Rail Transport and Interoperability - Workshops and Seminars
When the rail systems in Member States will be fully interoperable, border crossing agreements having the objective to ease the negative impacts of technical and regulatory rail transport market fragmentation are likely to become obsolete.
can provide the framework for political initiatives to facilitate international rail transport, for instance on certain principal traffic corridors, or for the co-operation of public authorities such as national safety authorities and authorities issuing contracts for the provision of public transport services.
The Commission reminded that Member States are obliged according to the Technical Specification of Interoperability for rail wagons adopted on 28 July 2006 to notify to the European Commission any agreement between Member States, railway undertakings or infrastructure managers related to this TSI.
ec.europa.eu /transport/rail/ws/ws_cross-border_en.htm   (1091 words)

 Transport development from Steer Davies Gleave: MARCH 2006 - SERVRAIL - Integrating the European Rail Market
This appointment follows the work that SDG is undertaking for RAILIMPLEMENT, a study into the implementation of the First Infrastructure Package of Directives, and the successful completion of the study 'EU Passenger Rail Liberalisation: an extended impact assessment', which looked at the policy options for liberalising passenger rail transport in the European Union.
Furthermore, the manner in which services are provided to the passenger and freight railway operators will also be analysed, including the estimation of the present and future demand and supply for these services.
An integral part of the study will be the assessment of the stakeholders` position with respect to rail related services, and documenting their views on the manner in which the legislation has been implemented.
www.steerdaviesgleave.com /pages/np/index.asp?NPID=326   (286 words)

 Transport Forum 2006 Introduction
Transport Forum is an annual internal event (by invitation only) bringing together the network staff to review the contribution of the sector to the corporate agenda.
The registration for the Urban Transport, Road Transport, Freight Logistics and Rail Transport Modal Days (Tuesday, March 28, 2006 through Friday, March 31, 2006) is now at maximum capacity, and we are no longer able to accept applications for these days.
Following the Transport Forum, a week of internal learning events, targeted to a smaller audience of Bank staff, was held April 3 to April 7, 2006.
www.worldbank.org /transport/learning/tf2006/introduction.html   (427 words)

 TSB Communiqués 2006 - Rail - R05T0030
The Board recommends that Transport Canada assess the risk at all double-track crossings in communities across Canada, make that assessment public, and work with railways and communities to design solutions for crossings at risk for second-train accidents.
The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences.
It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.
www.tsb.gc.ca /en/media/communiques/rail/2006/comm_r05t0030.asp   (346 words)

 Train Transport – Web Listings
Agency is proposing improvements to rail services in the greater London area, including line extensions and more frequent trains.
Transport Canada has regulations, standards and programs to oversee railway safety, and the accessibility and sustainability of the rail transportation...
Whether you're after train transport to take you from one side of the continent to the other, or maybe a train transfer from your city of arrival - we can...
www.business.com /directory/transportation_and_logistics/rail_and_intermodal/weblistings.asp   (560 words)

 Wagons to go on RAFTS - April 2006 - , R) Rail Ferry Transport Services, Intermodal) Rail waggons and waggon leasing) ...
Rail Ferry Transport Services Ltd (RAFTS) has obtained an EU Marco Polo grant of €2.5M towards creation of a “seamless” rail freight corridor to link middle and northern Britain with the Continent via a Hull-IJmuiden train ferry.
An “east-west” rail freight corridor could cater for any kind of unitised or wagon freight, including hazardous cargoes.
As traffic on this corridor has stagnated due to technical barriers, price issues and political problems, prospects for an alternative “rail bridge” may be brighter and, moreover, an IJmuiden gate would feed into the Betuwe Line due to open next year....
www.worldcargonews.com /htm/t20060528.135081.htm   (227 words)

 Think bigger on light rail, says transport expert - National - smh.com.au
She argues that it is "ridiculous" to ask passengers to switch from their bus to a CBD light rail at Central or Circular Quay.
But Kevin Warrell, the head of Metro Transport Sydney, which operates the existing light rail line, said a Central-Circular Quay route was the most justified proposal due to the heavy bus traffic in the city.
The Transport Minister, John Watkins, opposes light rail through the city and says the need for commuters to change transport at either end is one reason why it would not work.
www.smh.com.au /news/national/think-bigger-on-light-rail-says-transport-expert/2006/07/31/1154198076261.html   (834 words)

 Definition of 2006 in rail transport
This article will list events related to rail transport that are currently scheduled to occur in 2006.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Greenbush Line, an expansion of the commuter rail system to serve Boston's South Shore, is expected to begin revenue service.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority expects to switch from tokens to a farecard system that will be called "The Charlie Card" in honor of the unfortunate hero of "The MTA Song".
www.wordiq.com /definition/2006_in_rail_transport   (231 words)

 Rail Safety and Services - Transport SA
Rail safety in South Australia is regulated by Transport SA.
Rail Safety Accreditation for railway owners and operators in South Australia (in accordance with the national Australian Standard AS4292 and the Rail Safety Act 1996).
As part of the National Rail Reform process agreed by the Australian Transport Council, the National Transport Commission has developed a Model Rail Safety Bill for implementation in all States and the Northern Territory which is anticipated to come into effect in July 2007.
www.transport.sa.gov.au /safety/rail/index.asp   (268 words)

 Sri Lanka, 5 - 16 - 2006: Sri Lanka to enhance rail transport of petroleum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
May 16, Colombo: Twenty-four railway tankers will be imported from Pakistan to enhance petroleum transport throughout the country, says Minister of Railways and Transport and Minister of Petroleum and Petroleum Resources Development A.H.M. Fowzie.
Delays in supplying petroleum will be minimised and the profits of both the Railway Department and the Petroleum Corporation will be increased with the use of these tankers.
Transporting petroleum on railway is less expensive than road transportation and the proportion of railway transportation will be increased up to 55% with the new tankers.
www.colombopage.com /archive/May16130222SL.html   (222 words)

 Road transport has been let run wild - Business - Business - theage.com.au
THE Bracks Government's Transport statement is based on two myths that have been sold to the Premier and Cabinet by their advisers, Vicroads, the road transport lobbies, and the motor vehicle industry:
The Bracks Government has made a tentative first step but it fails to recognise that the road transport sector is in receipt of enormous construction and maintenance subsidies, and tax concessions, and imposes huge opportunity and external costs on the community, half of which is not collected in taxes and charges.
Under the new Transport Plan, there is still no incentive for the mass transit franchisees to encourage demand, to become more profitable, or to meet the market, as overseas transit companies have done.
www.theage.com.au /news/business/road-transport-has-been-let-run-wild/2006/05/18/1147545455757.html   (1016 words)

 Transport - Transport Forum 2006
Transport Forum is an annual internal event bringing together the network staff to review the contribution of the sector to the corporate agenda.
The Forum is open to a narrow audience of transport and development practitioners, including clients and development partners, who can contribute their wealth of experience and development perspective to enrich the debate.
roads and highways, rural transport, freight logistics, railways, and urban transport.
web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTTRANSPORT/0,,contentMDK:20820877~pagePK:210058~piPK:210062~theSitePK:337116,00.html   (403 words)

 Business: The resurgence of rail
One of the Florida Department of Transportation’s chief missions is to reduce highway congestion.
Moving freight onto rails and off the asphalt is one prong of the effort.
With rail intermodal expected to grow at twice the rate of trucking in the next 10 years, railroads need to unknot their networks, said Tom Malloy of the Intermodal Association of North America.
www.sptimes.com /2006/07/01/Business/The_resurgence_of_rail.shtml   (1476 words)

 World Cup Sustainable Transport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
UNEP and its 2006 partners stand ready to assist the government, cities and Local Organizing Committee to score further green goals in South Africa in 2010,” he added.
In Mexico City, where GEF projects are supporting Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) schemes alongside cycle-ways and new traffic measures, a 10 per cent cut in transport-related smog and fine air particles is expected to achieve average annual benefits of over $750 million.
A range of options, based on the experience of sustainable transport projects completed or underway in other parts of the world, are on the table.
www.gefweb.org /WorldCupSustainableTransport.html   (1476 words)

 TAW - 7 March 2006 - Independent Transport Safety and Reliability Regulator
On 27 Feburary 2006 Toll indicated to the Federal Court it would propose new undertakings regarding the company’s takeover of Patrick Corporation, to address the competition concerns articulated by the ACCC in its Statement of Claim.
On 22 February 2006 the American Association of Railways announced that railroad deregulation is under attack again, in spite of overwhelming evidence that it has revitalized the railroad industry and produced enormous benefits for the American economy and for consumers.
A total of 1246 rail accidents were reported to the TSB in 2005, a 9% increase from the 2004 total of 1138 and an 18% increase from the 2000-2004 average of 1055.
www.transportregulator.nsw.gov.au /publications/TAW/TAWMarch72006.htm   (552 words)

 Schwarzburg Modelleisenbahn: New South Wales Rail Transport Museum
The New South Wales Rail Transport Museum (NSWRTM) was formed in 1962, preserve examples of steam locomotives that did service on the NSW Government Railways during the last century and one half.
The new authorities turned their backs on the past and in 1973 it was announced that the Enfield roundhouse would be demolished to make way for a container terminal that in fact was never built.
The Rail Transport Museum at Thirlmere is situated along disused Picton - Mittagong loop line, this line was the original main southern railway until it was bypassed to ease the grades.
www.ddavid.com /schwarzburg/2006/07/new-south-wales-rail-transport-museum.html   (422 words)

 madison.com | archives: Mayor, Streetcar Advocates Make Pitch For Them Here
During the first phase of Transport 2020, the feasibility study was started to focus on development specifically in Madison.
In Portland, he said rail transport connected various commercial interests to university campus areas, alleviating parking problems similar to those that Madison faces.
Overall, Woods said he is an advocate of the light rail for its ability to serve high density areas and environmental friendliness, but that one should take into consideration the costs of high-end development.
www.madison.com /archives/read.php?ref=/tct/2006/06/22/0606220394.php   (785 words)

 National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers (RMT): September 2006 Archives
NWS said the construction of the rail container terminals is in line with China's rail transport development plan, as the Chinese government plans to develop 17,000 kilometers of rail networks over the next five years.
The Transport and General Workers union called for legislation before parliament to be amended to ensure directors and senior managers were held to account.
Transport union TSSA said the private sector figure was a cause of concern, particularly at a time when the future of East Coast Main Line operator GNER was in doubt because of the financial problems of its Bermuda-based parent company, Sea Containers.
www.rmtbristol.org.uk /2006/09   (14195 words)

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