FOLLOW US:

Freight

image
Incoherent policy putting French rail freight at risk, warns Court of Auditors FRANCE’s Court of Auditors has expressed concern over the fragility of French National Railways’ (SNCF) freight operations in a communication to government ministers which calls into question the “coherence and effectiveness” of French freight transport policy.
norfolk-southern-orders-new-progress-rail-end-of-train-device
PROGRESS Rail has signed a preliminary agreement with Norfolk Southern (NS) to supply the first Guardian end-of-train (EOT) devices for use on NS freight trains by the end the year.The EOT devices transmit real-time vital...
canadian-government-steps-in-to-reopen-hudson-bay-line
THE Canadian government has appointed a negotiator and says it is willing to explore interim funding options or the potential sale of the Hudson Bay Railway to Churchill in order to reopen the line as...
denmark-funds-etcs-equipment-for-freight-locomotives
DANISH infrastructure manager Banedanmark says a DKr 55m ($US 8.8m) grant funding programme to help rail freight operators fund the installation of onboard ETCS equipment on their locomotives will come into effect on October 1. The...
cross-border-rail-links-the-spark-to-ignite-intra-african-trade
OVER the last 20 years the value of trade between Africa and the rest of the world has quadrupled, but trade between African nations remains extremely limited. According to the World Trade Organisation, intra-regional trade...
incoherent-policy-putting-french-rail-freight-at-risk-warns-auditor
FRANCE’s Court of Auditors has expressed concern over the fragility of French National Railways’ (SNCF) freight operations in a communication to government ministers which calls into question the “coherence and effectiveness” of French freight transport...
rastatt-calamity-underlines-need-for-track-and-train-separation
THE closure of the north-south corridor in Rastatt, Germany, is a disaster for rail freight on perhaps the most heavily-used intermodal corridor in Europe. According to operators, only 15% of the normal 200 intermodal trains...
greece-concludes-sale-of-trainose-to-fs
ITALIAN State Railways (FS) completed its acquisition of Greek national train operator Trainose on September 14, when the final documents authorising the transaction were signed at the Greece - Italy High Level Cooperation Council summit...
correct-fastening-specification-reaps-heavy-haul-rewards
Allen Goff, vice-president, freight sales, with Pandrol USA, looks at the challenges facing heavy-haul railways and why it is important to get the rail fastening specification right from the outset.HEAVY-HAUL railways are generally built to...
developing-track-circuits-for-moving-block-operation
Joel Kindt, Joseph Brosseau, and Alan Polivka with Transportation Technology Center Inc (TTCI), United States, explore one of the critical elements related to increasing capacity while leveraging PTC infrastructure. They identify track circuits as one...
america’s-short-lines-play-the-long-game
Deregulation of the US rail freight industry in the 1980s heralded a remarkable turnaround for the country’s secondary railways after years of seemingly-terminal decline. American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association president Linda Darr tells...

Get the latest rail news

Global news and analysis from IRJ, Railway Age and RT&S by email