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Union Pacific Railroad increasing train speed on its rail line in Western Wisconsin communities

Recent track improvements will allow Union Pacific Railroad to increase the speed of its trains in western Wisconsin communities, reducing motorist wait time at crossings. The speed will increase from 30 mph to 50 mph across more than...

SNCB Logistics announced as independent company

SNCB Logistics, Belgium, were yesterday given independence as a major step was taken towards the reconstruction of Belgium's freight business. Although SNCB Logistics now have operational power, including management staff levels, the maintenance of stations and rolling stock will...

QR National suspends freight services

QR National has suspended services on the Goonyella and Newlands coal rail networks following the closure of Abbot Point Coal Terminal near Bowen, and the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal and Hay Point Coal Terminal, south of Mackay. The closures are...

DB Schenker named as Britain’s best performing rail freight operator

DB Schenker Rail (UK) Ltd is Britain's best performing rail freight operator, having won one Golden and two Silver industry 'Whistles' awards for exceptional operational performance. The awards name DB Schenker Rail (UK) Ltd's position as the...

Freight Facilities Grants scrapped: carbon targets far less likely, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is disappointed to learn today that the Freight Facilities Grant (FFG) in England, to finance modal shift enabling more goods to be taken off the roads and onto rail or water, is now to...

SBB Cargo International begins operations

The new company established by SBB Cargo and Hupac has commenced operations. SBB Cargo International, the specialist in intermodal transport and block trains on the European north-south corridor, has been running since the beginning of the year. Since the beginning...

The largest European freight car manufacturer Tatravagonka chooses Barber S-2-R standard

The Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant and Tatravagonka have entered into strategic partnership agreement in development, production and launch of the innovative products of the railroad machine building. The agreement has been signed during the visit of  V. Yakunin...

Launch of “Express-Interfracht Hungaria”

Freight forwarder Raabersped and Mávtranssped merged into Express-lnterfracht Hungaria The globally active logistics service provider Express-Interfracht, a subsidiary of Rail Cargo Austria AG, has been represented in Hungary under the uniform brand name ”Express-Interfracht Hungaria" since 1 January 2011. The...

Groupe Eurotunnel announcement: François Coart, Strategy Director of Europorte, elected as President of ERFA

Europorte, subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel, is delighted to announce the election of François Coart, its Strategy Director, as President of ERFA, the European Rail Freight Association. At the 10th General Assembly Meeting held today in Brussels, members elected François...

QR National operational update after flooding

QR National have re-opened parts of the flood-impacted Blackwater coal rail network, 24 hours ahead of the planned resumption of services on 20th January. QR National Managing Director & CEO Lance Hockridge said the first loaded coal trains will begin...

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