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Railway Gazette: Freight Operators fined for stifling competition

“SPAIN: National competition authority CNMC announced on March 6 that it would be imposing fines totalling €75∙6m on freight operators, following an investigation which had revealed anti-competitive practices in breach... Read more

Railway Gazette: World rail freight news round up

From: Railway Gazette 06 March 2017 “Finnish private operator Fennia Rail has ordered two Class 774.7F EffiShunter 1600 Co-Co diesel-electric locomotives from CZ Loko for delivery this year. They will... Read more

Railway Gazette: Siemens signs ‘biggest tender for locomotives in Europe’

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Railway Gazette: Adriatic -Baltic rail freight service launched

EUROPE: What is described as the first direct rail freight service between the ports of Trieste in Italy and Kiel in Germany was launched by TX Logistik on behalf of... Read more

Railway Gazette: Captrain Deutschland orders cross-border locomotives

EUROPE: Captrain Deutschland Group has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply six Traxx multi-system electric locomotives in early 2018. They will be used to haul freight on routes between... Read more

European Parliament (railway): new legislation to get the sector back on track

     New rules to help EU countries open up their rail transport markets and improve their competitiveness are debated by MEPs on Monday evening and voted on Wednesday. The new... Read more

B Logistics launches Belgium – Sweden freight service

From Railway Gazette 21 October 2016: Quote: The Sweden Xpress services provides ‘a fast alternative to boat and a contender for truck volumes’, according Jan Kilström…Read more

Smart-Rail paper presented at EARPA

TNO presented a paper at the EARPA Forum, October 19th last. This paper presents insights in future governance needs of the transport sector (including automotive) and how this could be... Read more

Railway Gazette: DB Cargo plans to cut 893 jobs in face of ‘unprecedented’ market changes

From Railway Gazette 18 October 2016: ‘We firmly believe in the future of rail freight in the UK. Our motorways and roads are becoming more congested and rail offers fast... Read more

Railway Gazette: Proposals asked for improved intermodal rail connections

From Railway Gazette 17 October 2016: The Antwerpen port authority has invited proposals for new or improved intermodal rail connections to the Rhein, Ruhr and Main areas of Germany. Support... Read more