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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

Lithuan Railways fined 28€m for closing line to obstruct competition

Railway Gazette: 2 October 2017 LITHUANIA: The European Commission had fined national railway Lietuvos Geležinkeliai €27·9m for hindering competition in the rail freight market by dismantling a cross-border line connecting... Read more

Railway Gazette: Rio tinto operates first fully-autonomous test train

Railway Gazette 2 October 2017: AUSTRALIA: Rio Tinto has successfully operated its first fully-autonomous freight train on its iron ore network in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, the company... Read more

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