Freight

RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) says it is pressing ahead with the development of a concept for a high-speed freight train with the aim of capturing a slice of the market for…
SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket has increased the maximum axleload on the southern section of the 473km Iron Ore Line from Luleå to the Norwegian port of Narvik from 30 to…
THE Lithuanian parliament voted on October 10 in favour the Rail Baltica project to build an 870km standard-gauge 240km/h mixed-traffic railway linking the Baltic state capitals with Poland and the…
STYRIAN Local Railways (StLB) is planning to expand its Graz South intermodal terminal, which is located near Kalsdorf in southern Austria, to increase handling capacity.
GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto announced on October 2 that it has successfully completed its the first fully-autonomous trip on its heavy-haul rail network in the Pilbara region of Western…
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling has approved a £60.4m project to construct a second track on part of the congested 19.5km branch linking the Great Eastern…
THE European Commission (EC) has fined Lithuanian Railways (LG) €27.87m for breaching EU competition law by removing a section of track on a cross-border link with Latvia to force a…
The closure of a small stretch of railway line must never again lead to the chaos and wide-reaching economic damage of Rastatt, an incident which has directly exposed rail as…
GERMAN infrastructure manager DB Network restored through operation on the Karlsruhe - Basle Rhine Valley Line in the early hours of October 2 following the reconstruction of a section of…
In recent years SNCF’s rail freight activities have struggled against a tide of weak demand and strong competition. France’s Court of Auditors fears the time for action is running out,…
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