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SBB Cargo reform opens the door to private investors THE Swiss Federal Council has ratified a recommendation that the board of directors of SBB Cargo should be strengthened, its independence increased and business partners or major customers be invited to take a minority holding, although the company is set to remain a subsidiary of Swiss Federal Railways (SBB).
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WHAT began with a 200-year flood event may now be brought to a close through legal action, as the Canadian government is following through with an ultimatum it issued to OmniTrax in October to repair...
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ITALIAN State Railways’ (FS) freight subsidiary, Mercitalia Rail, and its subsidiary TX Logistix, have agreed to purchase up to 125 new-generation Traxx DC3/MS electric locomotives from Bombardier for a total investment of around €400m, while...
inland-rail-finally-off-the-drawing-board
After years of indecision, Australia’s $A 10bn ($US 7.7bn) Inland Rail project to create a shorter rail link between Melbourne and Brisbane is finally getting underway, as Mark Carter reports.THE idea of an inland rail...
wagon-tracking-opens-up-new-avenues-for-vtg
A new wagon tracking system is promising to revolutionise VTG’s European wagon fleet operations management, and its business offering. Kevin Smith spoke with VTG and the inventor of the system, Nexiot.THE next time you see...
dutch-freight-operators-rail-against-ertms
The new Dutch government, which was due to take office by the end of last month, is expected to make a final decision on the roll out of the ERTMS in the Netherlands in March...
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A launch ceremony was held at the Tehola intermodal terminal in Kouvala, Finland, on November 10 to mark the departure of the first Finland - China rail freight service. The departure ceremony for the first Railgate...
new-swedish-port-railway-breaks-ground
A ceremony was held in Norrköping, Sweden, on November 13 to mark the start of construction on the Kardon Line, a new 7km electrified rail link to the seaport of Norrköping. The new line is scheduled...
new-brazilian-freight-concessions-set-for-reais-25bn-investment
FIVE of Brazil’s rail freight concessions are set to be renewed in 2018, and this is expected to generate investments of Reais 25bn ($US 7.6bn) in railway infrastructure up to 2023, according to Mr Fernando...
medway-rolls-out-new-resource-scheduling-system
PORTUGUESE rail freight operator Medway (formerly CP Carga) has awarded Siscog, Portugal, a contract to roll out a new scheduling and management solution for its locomotives and train crew. The system, which will be based on...
uzbekistan-launches-tender-for-electric-locomotives
UZBEKISTAN Railways (UTY) has launched a tender for 24 electric locomotives divided into 16 freight and eight passenger units to address what it describes as a chronic shortage of locomotives and to cater for traffic...

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