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Hupac to acquire ERS Railways SWISS intermodal operator Hupac announced on May 2 that it has reached an agreement with Genesee & Wyoming to acquire the entire issued share capital of rail freight operator ERS Railways for €10.4m.
netherlands-to-test-740m-long-freight-trains
DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail and DB Cargo are developing plans to test the operation of 740m-long freight trains. The trial will take place at the end of August with the train of car transporters running from...
kansas-city-southern-orders-50-locomotives-from-ge
GE Transportation confirmed on June 21 that the Mexican and US rail subsidiaries of Kansas City Southern will acquire a combined total of 50 GE Evolution Series locomotives. The six-axle ET44AC locomotives will be compliant with...
germany’s-unelectrified-border-crossings-holding-back-rail-freight-says-aps
A lack of electrification on German cross-border rail routes is making it difficult for rail to compete with heavy goods vehicles (HGV) for a bigger market share of international freight movements through the country, the...
db-and-georgian-railway-sign-cooperation-agreement
GERMAN Rail (DB) and Georgian Railway (GR) are looking to strengthen the European and Asian multimodal transport corridors with the signing of an agreement in Berlin on June 12 which lays the foundation for future...
how-can-blockchain-open-up-new-opportunities-for-rail-freight?
Blockchain technology promises to cut out the middle man in financial transactions, improving efficiency for businesses around the world. But how can railways benefit and what challenges does universal acceptance of the digital ledger technology...
can-europe-finally-solve-its-intermodal-transport-conundrum?
The European Union’s vision for an integrated and multimodal freight transport network is a key element of its plans to transition to a modern and low-carbon economy. Boosting rail freight’s market share is a central...
funding-recommended-for-two-us-rail-projects
TWO US rail projects have been recommended for $US 148.2m in grants, plus another four grade-separation schemes totalling $US 66m, out of 26 transport projects recommended by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) to be...
freight-recovery-boosts-prospects-for-estonian-railways
Estonia’s 1520mm-gauge railway network has been on a rollercoaster ride during the last few years with numerous organisational changes, plummeting freight traffic and passenger traffic growing strongly. However, as David Briginshaw reports from Tallinn, the...
work-starts-to-reopen-line-in-new-zealand
REHABILITATION of the Napier - Wairoa section of the mothballed Napier - Gisborne line on New Zealand’s North Island started on June 1. The reopening is being funded by $NZ 5m ($US 3.5m) grant from the...
can-the-brenner-pass-railway-handle-heavier-freight-trains?
A recent study by Prose and Rail Traction Company, Italy, revealed that it is possible for a 2200-tonne freight train to successfully navigate the Brenner Pass on the Italy-Austria border. Robbin Wetter, an engineer in...

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