Scotland’s rail transport plan is ‘unworkable’ after Wales and Northern Ireland refuse

Scotland’s rail transport plan is ‘unworkable’ after Wales and Northern Ireland refuse

Rail transport was one of the key issues that the Scottish government faced in its Brexit negotiations with the UK government, according to a draft of its first Brexit strategy.The document, seen by Reuters, proposes a £2bn investment in the railways in Scotland, and a £7bn increase in rail travel in Northern Ireland.Scotland’s government said…

How to keep your bike safe while commuting

How to keep your bike safe while commuting

Transport systems across Europe are often the most dangerous in the world, with trains regularly carrying up to a dozen tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.With the threat of climate change now a real threat, Europe has decided to look at how to reduce the amount of CO2 emitted by rail transport, and to…

What happens when you put your money into a bank?

What happens when you put your money into a bank?

The Chinese rail industry is under unprecedented pressure.As the country’s economy struggles, more and more people are finding themselves with less money, and there are fears that more and less money will get into the economy in the coming years.It has been a tough year for rail, and the Chinese rail company, Beijing Railway, has…

Kazakhstan’s railway transport issue: How to track and investigate rail transport

Kazakhstan’s railway transport issue: How to track and investigate rail transport

Kazakhstan’s government has announced it will start collecting data on rail transport, a move aimed at improving its public transport system.According to Kazakhstan Railways, a new portal on its website will allow people to track, compare and understand how the country’s rail system works, as well as track progress towards the government’s goal of reducing…

How to buy a train ticket in the Irish rail system

How to buy a train ticket in the Irish rail system

Railway transport companies in Ireland are scrambling to attract customers as the railways struggle to compete with global rail firms.Railway transport company MTN and its subsidiary NMT are looking to build a $15 billion, 40,000-kilometre railway in Co Wicklow that would connect the southern city of Londonderry to Cork.MTN has said the route could eventually…