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Last post for French high-speed freight as postal TGVs bow out AFTER 31 years of service, the operation of mail trains on the French high-speed network ceased on June 27, when a postal TGV made a final run between the terminals at Cavaillon in Marseilles and Charolais near Paris Gare du Lyon.
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ISRAEL's transport minister Mr Israel Katz has approved the appointment of Mr Kathriel Moriya as the first general manager of Israel Railways' new subsidiary Rail Cargo.Moriya will now start to set up the administrative and...
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GERMAN Rail (DB) has launched a major restructuring of its organisation and a reduction in its management team in the wake of an 18.2% drop in Ebit for the first half of 2015, and a...
ups-expands-china-germany-railfreight-services
GLOBAL logistics company UPS has expanded its China - Germany intermodal railfreight operation to accommodate smaller consignments with the addition of a less-than-container load (LCL) service between Zhengzhou and Hamburg. The LCL service is part of...
alstom-wins-eastern-dfc-systems-contract
DEDICATED Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DCCIL) has awarded Alstom a Rs 15bn ($US 234.4m) systems contract for the 342km section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) from Bhaupur to Khurja. The contract encompasses...
portugal-selects-msc-for-cp-carga-privatisation-but-cancels-emef-sell-off
PORTUGAL's prime minister Mr Pedro Passos Coelho announced on July 23 that Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has won the tender for the privatisation of railfreight operator CP Carga, but he also confirmed that the sale...
db-has-unfair-advantage-in-germany-report
THE German government is preventing effective competition on the country's railway network to the benefit of German Rail (DB) and to the detriment of existing and potential competitors, according to the findings of a report...
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THE governments of Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania have issued a request for expressions of interest from suitable qualified and experienced firms which have the capacity to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the proposed 1661km...
tasrail-invites-bids-for-track-upgrading-scheme
TASRAIL, which operates the 1067mm-gauge railway on the Australian island state of Tasmania, has invited bids by August 5 for a contract to renew sleepers and rails on parts of its 638km network.Tasrail requires around...
portugal-shortlists-three-for-cp-carga-privatisation
PORTUGAL's Council of Ministers decided on July 9 to shortlist three candidates for the privatisation of state-owned railfreight operator CP Carga, while two companies have been put forward for the sell-off of former Portuguese Trains...
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TWO members of the Xrail international wagonload freight alliance have jointly launched new services between the major industrial centres of Germany and Switzerland offering increase frequencies and reduced transit times for less-than-trainload customers. DB Schenker Rail's...