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Sweden introduces 730m-long freight trains REGULAR operation of 730m-long freight trains began in Sweden on April 28 following the completion of a multi-annual project by infrastructure manager Trafikverket to lengthen loops and double-track sections to accommodate longer trains.
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KIRUNA Wagon, Sweden, is building a demonstrator dry-bulk freight wagon and unloading station for Iberpotash salt traffic in Catalonia as part of the European Union-funded Hermes project, which seeks to enhance the productivity, flexibility, and...
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THE Australian federal government published its 2016-17 budget on May 3 and while transport investment is heavily skewed towards road projects, a decline in future funding for rail foreshadowed in the 2015-16 federal budget appears...
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OMAN's plans to build a railway to connect with its neighbouring Gulf states has been put on hold, according to the director of the Minister for Transport and Communications' office Mr Mohammed Al Shuaili. Speaking with...
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THE first two units from an order for 15 multi-system Vectron locomotives arrived at BLS Cargo's works in Spiez, Switzerland, at the end of April, just 13 months after the order was placed with Siemens. The...
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REGULAR operation of 730m-long freight trains began in Sweden on April 28 following the completion of a multi-annual project by infrastructure manager Trafikverket to lengthen loops and double-track sections to accommodate longer trains. Hector Rail is...
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RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) reported a 10.8% year-on-year increase in revenues to Roubles 1.99 trillion ($US 30.97bn) in 2015 following growth in freight traffic and infrastructure access revenues during the year. Revenues grew by 7.7% compared with...
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AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has confirmed it plans to focus on the development of its international passenger and freight business as the company's financial performance continues to improve. Unveiling ÖBB's annual results in Vienna on April...
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FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) rail freight subsidiary Fret SNCF celebrated the launch of a new China - France container service on April 21, when the first train from Wuhan arrived at the Saint-Priest terminal in...
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GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto said in its first-quarter operation review published on April 19 that its AutoHaul project to convert its Tom Price heavy-haul railway in the Pilbara region of Western Australia to driverless...
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IRJ at SmartRail Europe, Amsterdam: Denmark's largest rail freight operator DB Cargo Scandinavia (DBCS) has warned it could be forced to pull out of the market because of the cost of equipping its locomotives with...