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B Logistics rebranded Lineas B LOGISTICS, the privatised Belgian rail freight operator which was split off from Belgian National Railways (SNCB), has changed its name to Lineas.
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GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto says automation of its Western Australia Pilbara iron ore heavy-haul rail network (Autohaul) is progressing well, with around 20% of all train kilometres now operating in autonomous mode, albeit with...
ogi-variable-gauge-freight-bogie-completes-first-testing-phase
SPANISH companies involved in the development and certification of the OGI automatic gauge-changing system have completed the first phase of dynamic testing. The OGI bogies are designed for use on freight routes crossing the Spanish-French...
ec-approves-state-aid-for-danish-rail-freight-etcs-support-scheme
THE European Commission (EC) announced on July 11 that it has approved a Danish scheme to help rail freight operators fund the installation of ETCS equipment on their locomotives. The DKr 55m ($US 8.45m) grant funding...
brazil-to-invite-bids-for-north-south-rail-freight-sub-concession
THE Brazilian government has confirmed that it will open bidding for a new sub-concession for the south-central section of the North-South Railway (FNS) in early 2018 with public hearings for possible bidders beginning at the...
new-basle-port-train-control-centre-opens
SWISS Port Railway (HBSAG), which operates two River Rhine ports in Basle, one of the most important junctions on the Rotterdam - Genoa TEN-T rail corridor, opened a new railway control centre in Kleinhünigen on...
austria-reports-growth-in-passengers-and-freight-in-2016
AUSTRIA’s railway network carried a total of 288.8 million passengers in 2016, an increase of 6.4 million from 2015, according to figures released by Austrian rail regulator Schienen-Control in its annual report. Passengers using Austrian Federal...
rzd-and-vietnam-railways-sign-cooperation-agreement
PRESIDENT of Russian Railways (RZD), Mr Oleg Belozerov, and general director of Vietnam Railways (VNR), Mr Vu Ta Tung, have signed a bilateral cooperation agreement between the two companies, which includes the operation of test...
vtg-to-acquire-cit-rail-holdings-and-nacco
GERMAN leasing company VTG has signed an agreement to acquire CIT Rail Holdings, based in Paris, and its associated Nacco Group, which is a European wagon rental company. The acquisition will increase VTG’s fleet of wagons...
technology-and-digitalisation-at-forefront-of-freight-development
New developments in wagon technology and a growing awareness of the need for digitalisation should help rail freight operators become more competitive, as Anitra Green discovered at the recent Transport Logistics exhibition in Munich.THE introduction...
european-intermodal-freight-shows-slim-growth-in-2016-17
THE International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR) says combined road-rail transport in Europe reported growth for only the second time since the financial crisis in 2016-17, albeit only minor growth, with the total number...

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