Freight

INDIAN Railways (IR) celebrated a milestone in the construction of its 1534km Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) on March 27, when a test train reached the maximum line speed of…
THE Port of Rotterdam Authority has awarded a contract for the construction of a new freight line which will divert traffic away from the life-expired Caland vertical lift bridge.
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) published its annual results on March 20, revealing an increase in income despite heavy losses in the struggling domestic rail freight market.
GERMANY's Federal Cartel Office has approved the acquisition by VTG of the Nacco Group, Europe’s fourth largest wagon leasing company, from CIT Rail Holdings Europe, subject to certain conditions. VTG…
FINLAND’s Ministry of Transport and Communications has selected a route from Rovaniemi via Sodankyla to Kirkenes in northeastern Norway for further study. The 450km railway would cost around €2.9bn to…
THE Portuguese prime minister Mr António Costa, the Spanish premier Mr Mariano Rajoy, and the European Union’s (EU) transport commissioner, Mrs Violeta Bulc, attended a ceremony in Elvas on March…
CANADIAN National (CN) announced on March 5 that its CEO Mr Luc Jobin is leaving the company with immediate effect following a period of operational difficulties which has drawn sharp…
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) rail freight subsidiary SBB Cargo has revealed plans to substantially restructure its business operations over the next few years as it grapples with falling demand for…
SIEMENS unveiled its new Smartron locomotive concept for the German rail freight market on March 1, pledging to simplify the procurement of new traction with an offer based on “one…
PLANS to extend the 1520mm-gauge network from Kosice, Slovakia, to Vienna by building a €6.5bn 400km electrified freight-only line, have been revived. The line would improve access to Europe for…
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