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RailRunner intermodal system set for South African trials IN a move that could have long-term ramifications for South Africa's long-haul trucking industry, Transnet has signed a deal with RailRunner, United States to develop intermodal technology for the country's general freight business.
dobrindt-calls-for-quieter-freight-trains
IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: Germany’s minister of transport and digital infrastructure Mr Alexander Dobrindt, says he wants to ban noisy freight trains by 2020, ahead of the European Commission’s plan to introduce regulations on the...
operating-license-granted-for-brazilian-mineral-line
BRAZILIAN mining giant Vale announced on September 14 that it has obtained a 10-year operating license from the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (Ibama) for a rail link to the new Carajás Serra...
railrunner-intermodal-system-heads-for-south-africa
IN a move that could have long-term ramifications for South Africa's long-haul trucking industry, Transnet has signed a deal with RailRunner, United States to develop intermodal technology for the country's general freight business. The project -...
rising-traffic-boosts-sbb-first-half-revenues
INCREASING passenger and freight traffic helped boost Swiss Federal Railways’ (SBB) first half by 2.4% to SFr 4.36bn ($US 4.48bn), according to the company’s latest financial results, which were published on September 13. Net losses increased...
four-locomotive-types-banned-from-gotthard-base-tunnel
SWITZERLAND’s Federal Office of Transport (BAV) confirmed on September 8 that four types of modern freight locomotive will be banned from operating through the Gotthard Base Tunnel when it opens in December due to problems...
kiruna-wagon-helix-unloader-heads-for-australia
KIRUNA Wagon, Sweden, reached an agreement in August with RCR Tomlinson (RCR), Australia, on principal terms for an exclusive licencing agreement for the Helix Dumper wagon and unloading station. Through the licensing agreement which is for...
sbb-to-launch-gotthard-panorama-express
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) will introduce a new service for tourists next year on the historic scenic mountain route through the Gotthard Pass called the Gotthard Panorama Express, in addition to a train aimed at...
rail-pressure-group-calls-for-longer-freight-trains
THE managing director of Germany's Pro-Rail Alliance, Mr Dirk Flege, has called for politicians to act on upgrading Germany’s rail network to accept 740m-long 35-wagon freight trains, which is supposed to become the standard in...
brazil-seeks-to-kick-start-railway-construction
BRAZIL’s interim federal government led by president Michel Temer is investigating how to revive the country’s ambitious new line construction programme at a time of financial austerity by involving the country’s concessionaire rail freight operators.One...
traffic-increase-boosts-vr-first-half-operating-profit
FINLAND’s VR Group turned an operating loss of €2.6m in the first half of 2015 into a profit of €1.2m for the first half of 2016 thanks to an increase in passenger and freight rail...