Freight

DUTCH rail infrastructure manager Prorail plans to start trials with automatic train operation (ATO) in 2018 on the Betuweroute freight line between the port of Rotterdam and the German border…
THE Board of Directors of CSX voted unanimously on December 22 to appoint Mr James Foote as president and CEO. Foote was named acting CEO on December 14 after Mr…
AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has made good on its August 2017 decision to exit the interstate intermodal business, with its last revenue trains running between Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and…
BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has awarded a contract to Siemens Rail Automation to start the installation of European Train Control System (ETCS) cab signalling on Britain’s freight locomotive…
THE death was announced on December 16 of Mr E Hunter Harrison, president and CEO of US class 1 railway CSX due to unexpectedly severe complications following a recent illness.
BRAZIL’s federal government plans to start the tender process for the 1142km Ferrogrão rail project in the first quarter of 2018, leading to an auction in the second quarter.
GERMAN infrastructure manager DB Network has apologised to rail freight operators using the Karlsruhe - Basle Rhine Valley Line for the extensive disruption which occurred in the wake of the…
TX Logistik, a subsidiary of the FS rail freight unit Mercitalia, will provide traction for all of its operations in Switzerland on December 10, when the company’s newly-established Swiss subsidiary…
GERMAN rail freight operator Metrans has awarded a contract to Bombardier for an additional 10 Traxx F140MS multi-system electric locomotives in order to be able to operate more trains using…
GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto provided updates on progress with its AutoHaul driverless train project and plans for upcoming capital expenditure on its heavy-haul iron-ore rail network in the Pilbara…
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