Archive for category: Rail Freight

Rastatt one-year on: Changes and further challenges

Photo: Thomas Niedermüller/DB.In a statement, a spokesperson for Europe’s leading rail freight organisations said: "Never again must the closure of a small stretch of railway line lead to such chaos and wide-reaching economic damage."
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High-speed freight train concept among InnoTrans innovations

The German Aerospace Center (DLR), known for its innovative railway research projects, has come up with a concept design for a high-speed freight train.
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Transmashholding and United Wagon Company to develop footprint in South America

Photo: TMH International.Both companies will work together on "integrated freight transport solutions", including the production of railcars by UWC and locomotives by Transmashholding, for Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Paraguay.
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Swedish prime minister kickstarts construction work on new coastal line

Photo: Trafikverket.The planned 270km coastal railway will run from Umeå to Luleå, improving connectivity between the north coast cities while also strengthening Sweden's freight traffic.
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CD Cargo signs agreement to buy up to 50 Traxx locomotives

Photo: Bombardier Transportation.The locomotives will be assembled at Bombardier’s site in Kassel, Germany, with the carbodies coming from Wroclaw, Poland and the bogies produced in Siegen, Germany.
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Greenbrier buys majority stake in Turkish railcar manufacturer

Photo: Rayvag.Greenbrier CEO William Furman described Turkey and the Mediterranean region as "a key corridor within the global freight railway system."
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New opportunities for United Wagon Company after becoming approved DB supplier

Photo: Kontrast Fotodesign.Russian rail freight car manufacturer United Wagon Company says it has become the only company outside the EU that has the right to supply cars to companies in Europe.
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FS Italiane to help develop freight traffic on Baku–Tbilisi–Kars railway

Politicians at the launch of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway in October 2017. Photo: The Office of the President of Turkey.Freight from Italy will travel along this line before it passes through Central Asia on route to China.
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GE Transportation enjoys 40% rise in orders from South America

Photo: GE Transportation.Continuing the trend, GE Transportation has now secured its first locomotive deal in Chile.
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Kansas City Southern orders 50 GE locomotives

Photo: GE Transportation.The locomotives will be produced at the GE Transportation facility in Fort Worth, Texas, beginning in 2018.
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Mercitalia Rail joins intelligent freight train trial

Mercitalia Rail, the freight subsidiary of the Italian state-owned railway, is to support Rail Cargo Group (RCG) and SBB Cargo to develop ‘intelligent freight trains’. The programme is looking at how the digitisation of rail freight in Europe can improve the sector, making it safer and more efficient. An area of focus is to automate the […]
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