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Rail freight - Articles and news items

CER urges EC to improve rail cargo’s regulatory framework by using ETD system

Rail industry news / 11 January 2017 /

The CER has urged the European Commission to ‘improve rail cargo’s regulatory framework instead of worsen it’ by using an ETD system instead of an arrangement developed for road.

First direct China-London rail freight service launched

Rail industry news / 4 January 2017 /

The first direct China-London rail freight service has launched and is due to arrive in the UK on the 18th January 2017.

Infrastructure quality – gaining a competitive advantage in the Lithuanian rail freight market

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 24 November 2016 /

In this article Stasys Dailydka, Director General of Lithuanian Railways, explains how the company is investing funds to improve and extend railway infrastructure in the region.

Rail Cargo Group to extend services between Western Europe and Turkey

Rail industry news / 8 November 2016 /

The Rail Cargo Group (RCG) has announced it will be extending its range of rail logistics services to and from Turkey.

Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo orders three TRAXX AC3 Last Mile locomotives

Rail industry news / 8 November 2016 /

Austrian rail freight operator Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo has signed an agreement with Bombardier Transportation for the supply of TRAXX AC3 Last Mile locomotives.

DB Cargo UK prepares to cut back following ‘unprecedented changes’ in market

Rail industry news / 19 October 2016 /

DB Cargo UK has confirmed a number of changes to its business model including proposed redundancies in response to rapid and unprecedented changes in markets it serves.

Freight operator Railcare to receive seven Vectron locomotives

Rail industry news / 22 September 2016 /

Freight operator Railcare has ordered seven Vectron locomotives from Siemens in a contract which includes maintenance of the locomotives for eight years.

Government sets out Rail Freight Strategy

Rail industry news / 13 September 2016 /

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published its Rail Freight Strategy presenting its vision for how the sector can continue to grow and identifies ways in which challenges can be addressed.

The Port of Piraeus – Opportunity for Railways in South East Europe?

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 8 September 2016 /

Aleksandar Bauranov, transportation engineer and research associate, discusses the opportunity of utilising the Port of Piraeus in Greece to cut rail freight times to South East and Central Europe.

Report suggests increasing rail freight capacity will help rebalance the UK economy

Rail industry news / 8 September 2016 /

A new report launched by Transport for the North highlights the benefits of upgrading rail freight capacity, helping to contribute to the economy of the north of England.

Whitepaper: Pricing for profit in rail freight

Whitepapers, Z Homepage promo / 19 August 2016 /

In this whitepaper, find out how tapping into the power of pricing analytics, rail freight operators will stand not only to reap financial gains fast, but secure a strong position to compete ― and win ― in the future…

CZ LOKO unveils EffiLiner 3000 electric locomotive

Rail industry news / 8 July 2016 /

Czech rolling stock manufacturer CZ LOKO has unveiled the EffiLiner 3000 electric shunting vehicle at the Raildays trade fair in Ostrava.


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