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Rail freight - Articles and news items

Hector Rail orders more Vectron locomotives

Rail industry news / 15 March 2017 /

Hector Rail AB, a Swedish rail transport company, has ordered 15 Vectron alternating-current (AC) locomotives from Siemens.

New rail safety awareness training course welcomed

Rail industry news / 15 March 2017 /

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) has welcomed a new training course offering rail safety awareness training to the construction materials industry.

Russian Railways GTh1-002 main gas turbine locomotive enters service

Rail industry news / 10 February 2017 /

Russian Railways has delivered a GT1h-002 main gas turbine locomotive for operation on the Sverdlovsk railways route.

ÖBB signs framework agreement for 200 Vectron locomotives

Rail industry news / 30 January 2017 /

Siemens has confirmed it has signed a framework contract with Austrian Railways (ÖBB) to supply up to 200 Vectron locomotives.

Captrain Deutschland orders TRAXX MS locomotives to strengthen cross-border freight transport

Rail industry news / 24 January 2017 /

Captrain Deutschland Group has ordered six Bombardier TRAXX MS locomotives to strengthen performance of cross-border freight transport in Europe.

First direct China-UK freight train arrives in London

Rail industry news / 18 January 2017 /

The first direct freight train travelling between China and the UK has arrived at DB Cargo’s UK Eurohub terminal in east London.

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.