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Eurotunnel to sell GB Railfreight EUROTUNNEL announced on October 18 that it has received an irrevocable offer from Swedish private equity group EQT Infrastructure II for the acquisition of Britain’s third-largest rail freight operator GB Railfreight (GBRf).
pro-rail-alliance-attacks-plans-to-approve-gigaliners-in-germany
GERMANY’s Pro-Rail Alliance has launched a stinging attack on a draft regulation issued by federal transport minister Mr Alexander Dobrindt allowing the unrestricted use of longer road freight vehicles or Gigaliners, which pose a threat...
adani-seeks-federal-funding-for-queensland-rail-link
ACCORDING to a number of recent Australian media reports, Indian mining company Adani has requested a $A 1bn ($US 745m) loan from the Australian government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (Naif) to support the construction of...
british-transport-secretary-seeks-limited-reintegration
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport, Mr Chris Grayling, has announced changes to the way the railway is run in England which he says will improve the reliability of rail services. The plan calls for the...
bolivia-opens-concrete-sleeper-plant
PRODUCTION of pre-stressed concrete sleepers has started at a new plant built in Bolivia by Bolivian Cement Company (Soboce) and equipped, set up and tested by Wegh Group, Italy.The new plant can produce more than...
genesee--wyoming-completes-grail-acquisition
THE Australian subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), United States, has completed the acquisition of Glencore Rail (GRail) for $A 1.14bn ($US 846m) and issued a 49% equity stake in Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA)...
bombardier-locomotives-approved-for-use-in-gotthard-base-tunnel
WITH just weeks to go before the start of full commercial operations, Switzerland’s Federal Transport Office (BAV) has approved the use of Bombardier Traxx locomotives in the Gotthard Base Tunnel following the installation of an...
bombardier-delivers-locomotives-to-rheincargo
THE first three Traxx AC3 electric locomotives for German open-access rail freight operator RheinCargo was handed over at Bombardier’s Kassel plant on November 25. The remaining seven locomotives will be delivered by the end of the...
sct-logistics-to-launch-melbourne-–-brisbane-services
AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator SCT Logistics has announced it will launch its first services on the Melbourne - Brisbane interstate corridor in January 2017, the first time a private operator has challenged the two major...
vienna-south-intermodal-terminal-opens
THE new Vienna South intermodal terminal at Inzersdorf has started operation with a few container trains per day and should be in full service from December.The terminal is located south of Vienna Blumental station with...
germany-plans-to-ban-noisy-freight-trains-after-2020
GERMANY’s minister for transport and digital infrastructure Mr Alexander Dobrindt has introduced draft legislation aimed at banning the operation of freight wagons which are deemed to be too noisy. If approved, the ruling would come...