Freight

DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail and DB Cargo are developing plans to test the operation of 740m-long freight trains.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
REHABILITATION of the Napier - Wairoa section of the mothballed Napier - Gisborne line on New Zealand’s North Island started on June 1.
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.…
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