Rail Freight

Kansas City Southern orders 50 GE locomotives

The locomotives will be produced at the GE Transportation facility in Fort Worth, Texas, beginning in 2018.

Mercitalia Rail joins intelligent freight train trial

Mercitalia Rail, the freight subsidiary of the Italian state-owned railway, is to support Rail Cargo Group (RCG) and SBB Cargo to develop 'intelligent freight trains'. The programme is looking at how the digitisation of rail freight in Europe can improve the...

Canadian National Railway orders 1,000 grain hopper cars after new rail act is passed into law

Canadian National Railways' CEO said it was able to make the "substantial investment" following the passing of Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernisation Act, through Canada's parliament.

Gazpromtrans orders 24 liquified natural gas-powered shunters

These locomotives will be operated on Gazprom's 525km-long Obskaya-Bovanenkovo railway in northern Russia. 

‘A generational leap in the market’: Bombardier showcases new electric locomotive

Bombardier Transportation has presented its new TRAXX DC3 electric locomotive at its site in Vado Ligure, Italy.

GE Transportation reaches agreement to merge with Wabtec

The announcement comes six months after General Electric (GE) confirmed it was looking to sell the "non-core" transport division to become "simpler, stronger and to drive more growth.

Rio Tinto receives regulatory approval for autonomous trains operation in Australia

The mining corporation said that the AutoHaul project, which is focused on automating trains transporting iron ore to its port facilities in Pilbara, continues to progress and is on schedule to be completed at the end of 2018.

Hupac to buy ERS Railway from Genesee & Wyoming

Should the deal receive regulatory approval, and subject to closing conditions, the deal is expected to be wrapped up in the second quarter of 2018. 

American construction firm secures almost $4bn of rail contracts in India

Hill International, a United States-based construction consulting firm, has announced it has secured almost $4 billion worth of rail project contracts in India.

Virgin Hyperloop One and DP World introduce vision for the future of freight

Named DP World Cargospeed, the new company says it will be able to deliver "freight at the speed of flight and closer to the cost of trucking".
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Interim report on Port Talbot track worker fatalities reveals “there was no safe system of work in place”

Network Rail has released an interim report into the fatalities that occurred at Margam, near Port Talbot in...
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Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO. TX Logistik, which was founded in...

First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

The first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 has rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

The role of apprenticeships in filling the skills gap

Rail Forum Midlands talks about the skills gap and what its doing to bridge it

New train protection system for Irish Rail

Above - CPC commercial manager John Mogridge and Egis systems integration lead François Pignard looking at the in-cab display for the...