Archive for category: Rail Freight

Canadian National to lease 350 new wagons by end of 2018

Photo: Shaunl.CN said that the wagons are being obtained to meet a growing demand in forest products and metals business from customers across North America.
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Work starts on £225m Luton Airport automated people-mover

Photo: Kier.A VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier joint venture is the project's civil works contractor and Doppelmayr Cable Car UK is supplying the APM system.
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Newag secures €93m locomotive modernisation deal from PKP Cargo

Photo: PKP Cargo.PKP Cargo, the largest rail freight operator in Poland, has awarded Newag a contract to modernise 60 SM48 series diesel locomotives.
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Containers (Lots of) from China

In issue 86 (December 2011), Rail Engineer reported on the £650 million Russian Railways “Transsib in Seven Days” project to increase the capacity of the Trans-Siberian railway to enable it to carry transit traffic from South East Asia to Europe in seven days.
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Italian freight operator launches new service using converted high-speed trains

Photo: zodebala.Mercitalia, the freight arm of Italy's state-owned railway, has unveiled plans to convert high-speed passenger trains for freight.
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DB Cargo buys out Green Cargo stake in Scandinavian joint venture

Photo: DB Cargo.The Danish rail freight company was established by the two parties in 2008 to "outmanoeuvre competitors in the Scandinavian market" but after 10 years the partnership is ending. 
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BNSF announces $3.3bn investment plan for 2018

Photo: Eric Buermeyer / Shutterstock.com.The value of the programme is similar to the $3.4 billion capital investment plan from 2017.
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Helsinki-Tallinn’s €20bn rail tunnel could be open by 2040

Photo: Sweco.Authorities in Finland and Estonia are hoping plans can progress to build a mega 103km-long undersea railway tunnel - the longest in the world by current standards.
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Union Pacific begins construction of €442m Brazos Yard

Stock photo of a Union Pacific locomotive. Photo: Supannee_Hickman/Shutterstock.In total the freight operator is investing around €442 million in the 'Brazos Yard' - the largest facility capital investment in the company's 155-year history.
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Maryborough-Ararat line re-opens in Australia

Driver training on the 87km railway line from Maryborough to Ararat has been launched following the line's re-opening in Victoria, Australia.
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Russia-Vietnam rail freight service successfully tested

Photo: RZD Logistics.RZD Logistics said that the shipment - which would have taken twice as much time to arrive by sea - is part of an ongoing cooperation between the two country's national railways.
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