SMART-RAIL latest news

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

Coming up: joint Shift2Rail Lighthouse Projects mid-term event

Launched in May 2015, the Shift2Rail Lighthouse Projects are carrying out vital preliminary research that will feed  into the overall  Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking research and innovation programme.   This joint mid-term... Read more

Railway Gazette: Industry welcomes rail freight stategy

Railway Gazette 14 September 2016: UK: Representatives of the rail sector have welcomed the publication on September 13 of the government’s rail freight strategy, which has been developed in collaboration... Read more

European Ministers of Transport foster growth rail freight corridors

The European Ministers of Transport and their counterparts from Switzerland and Norway have agreed on stimulating measures for the international rail freight corridors last week during the TEN-T Days in... Read more

Smart Rail Newsletter 2

The Smart-Rail consortium issued their second Newslettter! In this issue some special attention to the assessment of the current situation and practises of the rail sector and supply chain. We also... Read more