Afghanistan: The World Bank is to fund a US$1.5m feasibility study into an 800 km line from Chaman in Pakistan to Kushka in Tadzhikistan, costed at US$600m.Australia: National Rail Corp began providing traction for The Ghan, Indian Pacific and Overland on November 1, under contract to Great Southern Railway. Canada: CN is to sell 1025route-km between Smith, Alberta and Hay River, Northwest Territories, to RaiLink Ltd, which took over CN’s 324.9 km Boyle – Linton route in Alberta on November 24.A substantial rise in earnings by the St Lawrence & Hudson Railway has persuaded CPR not to break up its subsidiary. StL&H has meanwhile sold its 570 km Québec – Montréal – Hull route to GRO subsidiary Les Chemins de Fer Québec-Gatineau.Czech Republic: Private operator Jindrichohradecké místní drahy has reported a tripling of freight traffic in its first month of operation on the routes from Jindrichuv Hradec to Obratan and Nova Bystrice.Egypt: ENR has awarded a Fr27m contract to ANF-Industrie of France for mid-life refurbishment of 80 bogies from gas turbine powered trainsets.Estonia: EVR’s 50 km freight-only branch from Riisipere to Haapsalu is to be sold to a local businessman.Germany: DB introduced VT611 tilting DMUs to the K
PARIS (Reuters) – Paris police were attacked, shops in the French capital were vandalised and 158 people were arrested after Paris Saint Germain’s loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League soccer final, the interior minister and police said on Monday.“The savagery of certain delinquents from last night: 16 members of the police forces injured, 12 shops attacked, around 15 cars vandalised,” Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin wrote on Twitter.The Paris police department said 158 people had been arrested for suspected theft or vandalism, with much of the trouble occurring around the Champs Elysees avenue where many fans had gathered for the game.Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint Germain (PSG) 1-0 in the final in Lisbon.PSG fans had already been involved in clashes in Paris with the police earlier on Sunday. Some supporters threw projectiles at police vehicles outside PSG’s Parc des Princes stadium and had to be dispersed with tear gas.The Paris police added that as a result of the trouble, it would be closing down bars in the area around the Parc des Princes stadium from Monday afternoon through to Tuesday morning.