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SNCF acquires 45% stake in BLS Cargo BLS, Switzerland, announced on February 16 that it has agreed to sell a 45% stake in its rail freight subsidiary BLS Cargo to SNCF Logistics.
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THE newly-appointed CEO of German Rail (DB), Dr Richard Lutz, announced a return to profitability on March 23 having turned a loss of €1.3bn in 2015 into a €700m profit last year.Revenue increased by 0.3%...
sbb-achieves-better-performance-in-2016
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) can look back on a successful year in 2016 with records in several areas: passenger journeys rose by 3.5% to 1.25 million per day, total freight traffic was up by 9.9%...
lutz-appointment-as-next-db-ceo-confirmed
THE supervisory board of German Rail (DB) has confirmed the appointment of Dr Richard Lutz as its next CEO for a five-year term which will run until March 2022.Lutz, who will continue as DB’s chief...
european-big-data-research-initiative-gets-underway
THE European Union’s (EU) Transforming Transport big data research project, which was launched in January and runs through to June 30 2019, is preparing to launch a rail pilot project in Spain as one of...
ralpin-opens-refurbished-rolling-road-terminal
SWISS intermodal operator RAlpin held an official ceremony in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, on March 16 to mark the opening of its modernised handling terminal after around two years of construction work. The ceremony was attended...
aurizon-goes-for-second-bite-of-galilee-cherry
AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon is looking to revitalise its plans for a 1067mm-gauge rail link to the proposed coalfields in the Galilee Basin in north Queensland, according to reports in the Financial Review. Aurizon has...
mosolf-relaunches-rail-freight-services
AUTOMOBILE logistics group Mosolf announced on March 15 that it has reactivated rail freight traffic to its site in Düsseldorf, Germany, five years after they were withdrawn. Following successful tests carried out in January, which showed...
wabtec-buys-aero-transportation-products
WABTEC has purchased Aero Transportation Products (ATP), a manufacturer of engineered freight wagon components, for an undisclosed fee.   With annual sales of around $US 40m, ATP manufacturers hatch covers and outlet gates for wagons, predominately for...
korail-trials-longer-freight-trains
KOREAN national operator Korail tested a 580m, 40-wagon freight train on March 8 between Obong station in Gyeonggi Province and Busanshinhang station in Busan. The test train arrived at Busanshinhang station at 11:28 after departing Obong...
global-rail-traffic-forecast-for-continued-growth
ACCORDING to a report published by SCI Verkehr, Germany, all types of rail traffic are expected to grow up to 2025, building on the growth already achieved since 2005. The strongest growth is expected in...

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