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SNCF acquires 45% stake in BLS Cargo BLS, Switzerland, announced on February 16 that it has agreed to sell a 45% stake in its rail freight subsidiary BLS Cargo to SNCF Logistics.
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CONSTRUCTION of the $US 3.8bn 472km Mombasa - Nairobi standard-gauge railway (SGR) is due to be completed in March by China Railway and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), which has a 10-year concession to operate the line,...
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LATVIAN Railways (LDZ) freight subsidiary LDZ Logistika has announced plans for the trial operation of a new largely rail-based container service connecting Riga with Mumbai in India. The planned trial will involve transporting containers by sea...
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GERMAN rail freight volumes showed small declines in 2016 despite an increase in the overall freight market, according to annual figures released this week by the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). This continues the trend seen...
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BLS, Switzerland, announced on February 16 that it has agreed to sell a 45% stake in its rail freight subsidiary BLS Cargo to SNCF Logistics. Under the deal, which is subject to approval by the relevant...
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SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) has launched a new strategy which aims to combine its existing strengths with new technology to enable it to increase capacity, offer door-to-door journeys, and develop digital stations and smart freight...
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SBB Cargo is prioritising the growth and competitiveness of wagonload freight by utilising the latest technologies, as CEO Mr Nicolas Perrin explains to Anitra Green.WITH the expansion of highway networks and introduction of heavier lorries,...
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CANADIAN National Railway (CN) says 64% of its $C 2.5bn ($US 1.9bn) capital investment budget in 2017 will be used to upgrade track and structures. CN’s 2017 infrastructure spending is expected to total $C 1.6bn. This...
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THE European Commission (EC) is inviting transport infrastructure investment proposals which combine €1bn of grants through the Connecting Europe Fund (CEF) with other sources including the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and public and...
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NEW Zealand operator KiwiRail is having to contend with the indefinite closure of a second line on the South Island after a scrub fire badly damaged a major viaduct on the line linking Christchurch and...
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SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) has begun work on an SFr 100m ($US 101m) project to expand SBB Cargo’s San Paolo marshalling yard at Bellinzona to increase capacity as part of the broader upgrading of the...

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