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Dutch plan 'driverless' freight train trial DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail confirmed at this week's TEN-T Days conference in Rotterdam that it is planning to trial automated operation of freight trains on the Betuweroute dedicated freight line, which links Rotterdam with the German border near Emmerich.
zssk-cargo-records-profit-in-first-half-of-2016
ZSSK Cargo, Slovakia, transported 16.9 million tonnes of freight in the first six months of 2016, reaching operating revenues of €134.6m, recording an operating profit of €15.6m, and a total profit of €549,000. The operating profit...
aves-one-to-acquire-err-rail-rent-vermietungs
AVES One announced on August 22 that it will acquire ERR Rail Rent Vermietungs and 33.3% of the shares in parent company European Rail Rent (ERR). Acquisition of ERR Rail Rent Vermietungs, an Austrian subsidiary of...
china-to-carry-out-ring-of-fire-railway-study
CANADIAN mining company KWG Resources announced on August 22 that it has signed a framework strategic cooperation agreement with China Railway First Survey and Design Institute Group (FSDI) to carry out a bankable feasibility study...
asciano-completes-pacific-national-ownership-deal
THE split up of Australian logistics and transport specialist Asciano, parent company of major rail freight operator Pacific National (PN), was initiated on August 19 following shareholder approval and signing off by the relevant regulatory...
zimbabwe-seeks-south-african-funding-to-revamp-railway
ZIMBABWE’s Ministry of Transport is trying to negotiate a partnership deal with Transnet, South Africa, while the government is in talks with the Development Bank of South Africa to help fund the rehabilitation of Zimbabwe’s...
brookfield-rail-to-insource-track-maintenance
WESTERN Australia track owner Brookfield Rail has announced on August 15 it will undertake all regular track maintenance activities over the state’s 5500km multi-user rail freight network, previously undertaken by John Holland. Brookfield Rail will add...
sitarail-to-upgrade-abidjan-kaya-railway
THE governments of Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso have signed a revised operating concession with Sitarail, part of the Bolloré Group, to include responsibility for the infrastructure of the 1260km railway linking the two countries.The...
aurizon-volumes-and-profits-down-in-2015-16
AUSTRAILIAN rail freight operator Aurizon revealed on August 15 that its 2015-16 full year results highlighted a reduced profit based on falling volumes and previously announced asset impairments. Statutory net profit after tax was down by...
genesee--wyoming-to-acquire-providence--worcester
GENESEE & Wyoming (GWI) announced on August 15 that it plans to acquire Providence & Worcester Railroad (P&W) for $US 126m at $US 25 per share. P&W has approved the acquisition, but it must also pass...
jernbaneverket-to-build-emergency-terminal
NORWAY’s infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket has begun an of a 2.8 km section of the Bergen Railway between Voss and Palma Foss, where an emergency terminal is being built. The terminal is being constructed in the case...