Rail Freight

Rastatt one-year on: Changes and further challenges

In a statement, a spokesperson for Europe’s leading rail freight organisations said: "Never again must the closure of a small stretch of railway line lead to such chaos and wide-reaching economic damage."

High-speed freight train concept among InnoTrans innovations

The German Aerospace Center (DLR), known for its innovative railway research projects, has come up with a concept design for a high-speed freight train.

Transmashholding and United Wagon Company to develop footprint in South America

Both companies will work together on "integrated freight transport solutions", including the production of railcars by UWC and locomotives by Transmashholding, for Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Paraguay.

Swedish prime minister kickstarts construction work on new coastal line

The planned 270km coastal railway will run from Umeå to Luleå, improving connectivity between the north coast cities while also strengthening Sweden's freight traffic.

CD Cargo signs agreement to buy up to 50 Traxx locomotives

The locomotives will be assembled at Bombardier’s site in Kassel, Germany, with the carbodies coming from Wroclaw, Poland and the bogies produced in Siegen, Germany.

Greenbrier buys majority stake in Turkish railcar manufacturer

Greenbrier CEO William Furman described Turkey and the Mediterranean region as "a key corridor within the global freight railway system."

New opportunities for United Wagon Company after becoming approved DB supplier

Russian rail freight car manufacturer United Wagon Company says it has become the only company outside the EU that has the right to supply cars to companies in Europe.

FS Italiane to help develop freight traffic on Baku–Tbilisi–Kars railway

Freight from Italy will travel along this line before it passes through Central Asia on route to China.

GE Transportation enjoys 40% rise in orders from South America

Continuing the trend, GE Transportation has now secured its first locomotive deal in Chile.

Autonomous train completes first iron ore delivery in Western Australia

It is the latest milestone in the multinational mining corporation's A$940 million AutoHaul project to establish the world's first heavy haul, long-distance autonomous rail operation.
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New train protection system for Irish Rail

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