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Rail freight - Articles and news items

Russian Railways and JSC TEIC sign agreement to construct new railway line for freight

Rail industry news / 8 June 2017 /

Russian Railways and JSC Tuva Energy Industrial Corporation have agreed to construct the Elegest-Kyzyl-Kuragino Railway Line.

Greenbrier Europe and Astra Rail merger receives regulatory approvals in Europe

Rail industry news / 22 May 2017 /

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. and Astra Rail Management GmbH have recently announced that the companies’ planned merger to create Greenbrier-Astra Rail has received all required regulatory approvals from relevant European antitrust officials. The transaction will be completed on 1 June 1 2017 and combines the operations of Greenbrier Europe and Astra Rail to create an end-to-end, Europe-based freight railcar manufacturing, […]

DB Cargo UK and trade union partners reach agreement

Rail industry news / 27 April 2017 /

DB Cargo UK has reached agreements with its trade union partners, meaning it will launch its future business model as planned.

Rail freight industry and Network Rail collaborate to increase railway capacity

Rail industry news / 4 April 2017 /

A timetable shakeup is being implemented after Britain’s rail freight industry collaborated over review into more efficient operations.

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.