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Railway Gazette: Partners sougth as SBB Cargo cuts back wagonload

Railway Gazette: 3 april 2018 SWITZERLAND: Discussions with investors and potential business partners are on the summer agenda for SBB Cargo Schweiz as it targets a return to break-even by... Read more

Smart-Rail will conclude project with ‘Shift Freight to Rail’ (18 April 2018)

The Smart Rail consortium will present the Project’s outcome at the  Shift Freight to Rail event planned on Wednesday 18 April in Vienna close to, but not at the TRA... Read more

Railway Gazette: DB Cargo plans digital, low-noise wagon fleet by 2020

Railway Gazette 01 March 2018: GERMANY: The DB Cargo management board has approved a ‘high double-digit million’ programme to fit its entire German wagon fleet with tracking, monitoring and telematics... Read more

Railway Gazette: state aid for freight sidings approved

Railway Gazette 19 February 2018:   FRANCE: The European Commission has approved the granting of €60m of state aid for the construction, renewal or extension of freight sidings. The European... Read more

Railway Gazette: Hupac traffic grows despite the rastatt effect

From Railway Gazette 13 February 2018: EUROPE: Switzerland-based intermodal transport operator Hupac carried 763 101 road consignments by rail in 2017, an increase of 3·5% on the previous year. This... Read more

Railway Gazette: Automatic train operation to be tested on Dutch freight corridor

From Railway Gazette 22 January 2018: NETHERLANDS: Automatic Train Operation is to be tested on the Betuwe Route dedicated freight line this year, following the signing of an agreement between... Read more

Innovative Logistic Control Tower for European rail freight transport showing clear added value

The first operational results of the Logistic Control Tower for long distance rail freight transport show clear improvements of the intermodal supply chain. Thanks to better information customer satisfaction and... Read more

Railway Gazette: VTG launches Retrack freight subsidiary

From Railway Gazette 2 November 2017: GERMANY: Hamburg-based leasing and logistics company VTG has created Retrack GmbH & Co KG as a wholly-owned freight operating subsidiary of its VTG Rail... Read more

‘Innovative challenger’ in the German freight market

Railway Gazette: 25 October 2017 GERMANY: Swedish open access freight operator Hector Rail announced plans to establish a standalone business unit in Germany on October 23, saying it sees the... Read more

Longer freight trains to go ahead in Germany

Railway Gazette: 4 October 2017 GERMANY: Planning for the introduction of 740 m long freight trains across the core national network is to be stepped up, following a favourable evaluation... Read more