ITALIAN State Railways’ (FS) freight subsidiary, Mercitalia Rail, and its subsidiary TX Logistix, have agreed to purchase up to 125 new-generation Traxx DC3/MS electric locomotives from Bombardier for a total…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:00

Dutch freight operators rail against ERTMS

The new Dutch government, which was due to take office by the end of last month, is expected to make a final decision on the roll out of the ERTMS…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:00

Wagon tracking opens up new avenues for VTG

A new wagon tracking system is promising to revolutionise VTG’s European wagon fleet operations management, and its business offering. Kevin Smith spoke with VTG and the inventor of the system,…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:00

Inland rail finally off the drawing board

After years of indecision, Australia’s $A 10bn ($US 7.7bn) Inland Rail project to create a shorter rail link between Melbourne and Brisbane is finally getting underway, as Mark Carter reports.
A launch ceremony was held at the Tehola intermodal terminal in Kouvala, Finland, on November 10 to mark the departure of the first Finland - China rail freight service.
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:55

New Swedish port railway breaks ground

A ceremony was held in Norrköping, Sweden, on November 13 to mark the start of construction on the Kardon Line, a new 7km electrified rail link to the seaport of…
FIVE of Brazil’s rail freight concessions are set to be renewed in 2018, and this is expected to generate investments of Reais 25bn ($US 7.6bn) in railway infrastructure up to…
Thursday, 09 November 2017 11:45

Medway rolls out resource scheduling system

PORTUGUESE rail freight operator Medway (formerly CP Carga) has awarded Siscog, Portugal, a contract to roll out a new scheduling and management solution for its locomotives and train crew.
UZBEKISTAN Railways (UTY) has launched a tender for 24 electric locomotives divided into 16 freight and eight passenger units to address what it describes as a chronic shortage of locomotives…
A group of rail freight operators and logistics companies has launched a project which aims to enhance intermodal transport services by embracing digital technologies.
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