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  • DB Netz has approved the national roll-out Strukton data loggers to monitor more than 12 500 point machines (Photo: DB).
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    German associations seek more competition in second rail reform

    2021-08-03T15:25:00Z

    GERMANY: An alliance of industry associations has called for a major reform of railway policy that would introduce full vertical separation of infrastructure and operations and foster more on-rail competition. In a position paper published on August 2, seven organisations assert that climate change objectives can ...

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    Karawanken tunnel reopened

    2021-08-02T14:14:00Z

    EUROPE: Cross-border rail services have resumed on the Villach – Ljubljana route between Austria and Slovenia, following the completion of a 10-month refurbishment of the Karawanken tunnel. Dating from 1906, the 7 975 m bore had been closed to all traffic from September ...

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    Finland Bridge links Vladivostok and Helsinki

    2021-08-02T11:53:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: RZD Logistics, FESCO Transportation and Nurminen Logistics Services have launched a regular container service between Vladivostok and Vuosaari in Helsinki via the trans-Siberian route. The service has been branded Finland Bridge , and is expected to operate three or four times per month. ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-08-02T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • Train coming out of Port Botany
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    Port Botany freight capacity enhancement contracts awarded

    2021-07-30T13:23:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Australian Rail Track Corp has awarded two contracts for works to increase freight capacity on the Port Botany line in Sydney. John Holland has been awarded a design and build contract for the Botany Rail Duplication project to double-track the remaining 2·9 km of ...

  • STM Type 13-6704 fast container wagon
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    Container wagon designed to offer seven day China – Europe transit time

    2021-07-29T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Sinara Transport Machines has unveiled a prototype wagon developed to meet Federal Freight Co’s requirements for transporting containerised high-margin goods between far eastern and European Russia at passenger trains speeds of 140 km/h. The Type 13-6704 wagon has a pair of three-axle bogies and ...

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    Rail Freight Energy & Emissions Calculation tool to help optimise performance

    2021-07-28T05:00:00Z

    UK: Funding has been awarded for the development of a low-cost tool allowing train operators and their customers estimate accurately the emissions produced by different traction, route and loading options in order to assess the benefits of modal shift to rail. Network Rail will also ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-07-26T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • New flat wagon PG-1 (2021)
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    Narrow gauge flat wagon launched

    2021-07-24T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Kambarka Machine Building plant has introduced its PG-1 narrow gauge flat wagon for transporting track panels, rails, sleepers, wheeled and tracked vehicles, timber and other lengthy single-piece and bulk loads. Suitable for gauges between 750 and 1 067 mm, the ...

  • Elga-Trans TMH 3TE25K2M loco
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    Private operator takes delivery of three-section diesel locomotives

    2021-07-22T08:40:00Z

    RUSSIA: The first 3TE25K2M three-section main line freight diesel locomotives to be ordered by a private operator rather than by Russian Railways have been delivered from Transmashholding’s Bryansk plant. Six of the 9·3 MW locomotives were ordered in May by Elga-Trans, which operates the 321 ...

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    Stegosaurus wagon conversion project underway

    2021-07-20T11:05:00Z

    UK: DB Cargo UK is converting surplus BYA bogie covered steel wagons into open hot coil wagons, with the design nicknamed ‘stegosaurus’ because of the profile. The operator’s maintenance depot in Stoke is undertakeing the series conversion of 29 BYA wagons following trials with Tata ...

  • Kaunas Intermodal Terminal opening
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    Standard gauge freight terminal opens in Lithuania

    2021-07-20T09:40:00Z

    LITHUANIA: The Kaunas Intermodal Terminal opened to commercial freight traffic on July 19, with Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė amongst the guests at a ceremony welcoming the arrival of a 1 435 mm gauge train loaded with containers and semi-trailers from the Netherlands. Work began in ...

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    Red snow crabs by high speed train

    2021-07-19T08:07:00Z

    JAPAN: Red snow crabs and turban shells harvested along the coasts of Akita, Aomori and Iwate Prefectures have been transported to Tokyo by high speed train as part of a campaign to promote domestic tourism in northern Tohoku. East Japan Railway’s Akita Shinkansen Komachi 16 ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-07-19T05:00:00Z

    News from the world rail freight market

  • The wagon-mounted XLOAD sensors automatically measure, monitor and track hazardous commodities as they are loaded, shipped and unloaded.
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    Rail freight monitoring technology partnership launched

    2021-07-18T05:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Supply chain data analytics company Nexxiot and cargo monitoring technology specialist TransRail Innovation Group have announced a partnership to integrate TRIG’s sensors into Nexxiot’s modular hardware and cloud data network. TRIG’s digital sensors evaluate liquid cargo levels in real-time, monitor whether wagon handbrakes ...

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    DB joint venture to build Congolese iron ore line

    2021-07-16T18:04:00Z

    CONGO: Mining group Sapro has finalised an agreement with the Thelo DB joint venture for the construction and operation of a 412 km heavy haul railway to connect its Mayoko iron ore mine with the deepwater port of Pointe-Noire on the Atlantic coast.

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    Chinese freight arrives in Hairatan

    2021-07-16T10:39:00Z

    AFGHANISTAN: The first shipment of Chinese commercial and transit goods to arrive in the current solar year was delivered to the commercial port of Hairatan on July 11, having been moved by rail from Urumqi via Uzbekistan. According to the Ministry of Commerce, the train organised ...

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    Indigenous owned and operated railway to be modernised

    2021-07-15T13:18:00Z

    CANADA: A financing package for the modernisation of Canada’s first Indigenous owned and operated railway has been announced by Tshiuetin Rail Transportation, Canada Infrastructure Bank, Transport Canada and the government of Québec. Tshiuetin (‘North Wind’) has owned and operated the 217 km line from Emeril ...

  • Chernobyl railway reinstatement 2
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    Chernobyl exclusion zone railway rebuilt to serve storage facility

    2021-07-15T12:10:00Z

    UKRAINE: National nuclear energy company Energoatom has completed the 337m hryvnia rehabilitation of the 43 km out-of-use single track railway between Vilcha and Yaniv in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, connecting its Centralised Spent Fuel Storage Facility to the national rail network. ...

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    Cross-acceptance accord to boost Nepalese rail freight

    2021-07-14T07:00:00Z

    NEPAL: Rail freight movements between India and Nepal are set to increase following the signing of a cross-acceptance agreement as part of India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy to enhance regional connectivity. The two countries have agreed to permit the international operation of wagons authorised by the ...