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Public deliverable 7.6 available!

Project Deliverable 7.6: Monitoring and adjustment of the control tower concept’ is published on the Smart Rail website. Go to the ‘results’ section of this website or follow the link... Read more

Railway Gazette: Vollert devlops VLEX road-rail shunting robot

Railay Gazette: 7 September 2017 SHUNTING: Vollert has developed a compact battery-powered road-rail machine for light shunting of up to 300 tonnes at industrial sites, ports and freight terminals. ‘As... Read more

Railway Gazette: logistics bodies urge action after Rastatt ‘disaster’

Railway Gazette: 5 September 2017 EUROPE: ‘The European system of rail logistics is about to collapse’, warned more than 20 trade bodies on September 4 in an open letter to... Read more

Railway Gazette: Trafikverket unveils 12-year investment plan

Railway Gazette: 31 August 2017 SWEDEN: Transport infrastructure authority Trafikverket formally launched its 2018-29 national plan on August 31, submitting its spending proposals to the government and starting a three-month... Read more

Railway Gazette: Tank Wagon telematics contract

Railway gazette: 29 August 2017: EUROPE: Asto Telematics has been awarded a contract to equip Sasol Germany’s fleet of ethylene oxide tank wagons and tank-containers with its new aJour ATEX... Read more

Railway Gazette: Fashion is in rail freight

Railway Gazette 1 August 2017: EUROPE: Transmec Group is expanding its rail freight services to meet growing demand, particularly from the fashion sector, and is investing €6m in 160 trailers,... Read more

Railway Gazette: Port rail access funding

Railway Gazette 21 June 2017: SPAIN: A series of agreements that will see state-owned port authorities fund rail infrastructure upgrades were signed by ADIF on June 6. The total cost... Read more

Railway Gazette: Südostbahn plans automatic train operation

Railway Gazette 16 June 2017: SWITZERLAND: A pilot project to develop automatic train operation was unveiled by Südostbahn AG on June 15. The ultimate intention is to achieve Grade of... Read more

Railway Gazette: Beer train launched

From the Railway Gazette 14 June 2017: BELGIUM: Rail freight operator Lineas ran a pilot service carrying Jupiler beer from AB InBev’s brewery at Jupille near Liège to Delhaize’s warehouse... Read more

Railway Gazette: Rotterdam railway rerouting approved

From Railway Gazette 08 June 2017: NETHERLANDS: State Secretary at the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment Sharon Dijksma has approved plans by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and ProRail to... Read more