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    Hungarian freight hub to serve the Adriatic corridor

    2021-02-25T14:14:00Z

    HUNGARY: The government and Hamburger Hafen Logistik’s intermodal rail subsidiary Metrans have signed an agreement to build a freight hub at Zalaegerszeg, in the west of the country near Austria, Slovenia and Croatia and on routes to the Adriatic ports of Trieste, Koper and Rijeka. ...

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    Norfolk Southern drops plans for rail terminal on convict labour site

    2021-02-22T14:57:00Z

    USA: Norfolk Southern has dropped plans to build a rail-served ethanol terminal on the site of a former brickworks near Atlanta which had made extensive use of a system of leasing convicted prisoners as forced labour.

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    Akhtuba bridge eliminates Caspian bottleneck

    2021-02-22T11:20:00Z

    RUSSIA: The last single-track section of the route to the Caspian Sea port of Astrakhan has been eliminated as part of an RZD programme to increase capacity in the region.

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2021-02-22T05:00:00Z

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  • Transwaggon Group is to install Savvy Telematic Systems devices on a further 7 000 wagons
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    Transwaggon to install Savvy telematics equipment on entire fleet

    2021-02-21T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Swiss wagon leasing company Transwaggon Group is to install Savvy Telematic Systems devices on a further 7 000 wagons over the next three years, completing the roll-out across its entire fleet of 13 500 vehicles. The rugged devices which are designed to operate even ...

  • DB Cargo UK and Tata Steel have trialled the use of hydro-treated vegetable oil to fuel a Class 60 diesel locomotive
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    DB Cargo UK tests vegetable oil fuelled Class 60

    2021-02-19T15:59:00Z

    UK: DB Cargo UK and Tata Steel have trialled the use of hydro-treated vegetable oil to fuel a Class 60 diesel locomotive which hauled 2 500 tonnes of steel coil from Margam steel works in Port Talbot to the Round Oak terminal at Brierley Hill in ...

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    Saudi Arabia approves merger of railway companies

    2021-02-19T13:49:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: The merger of Saudi Railways Organization and Saudi Railways Company has been formally approved. The combined entity will be responsible for all inter-city railways in the country, and will use the Saudi Railways Company name, abbreviated SAR. The merger and associated legislative ...

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    Turkish tank wagons support Iraqi rail freight revival

    2021-02-18T14:00:00Z

    IRAQ: Turkish pressure tank manufacturer Cryocan has despatched the first 50 of 400 tank wagons which Iraq’s national railway IRR has ordered as part of a project to transfer petroleum traffic from road to rail. Cryocan expects to deliver a further 100 wagons this year, ...

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    Sportswear from Japan to the UK by rail and sea

    2021-02-17T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Operator Russian Railways and shipper Maersk have operated a first container train carrying Japanese goods bound for the UK along the Trans-Siberian route between Vostochny and St Petersburg. The train carried 40 40 ft containers of sportswear and equipment which had been transported by ...

  • The Retrack subsidiary of VTG Rail Logistics has taken delivery of two Stadler EuroDual electro-diesel locomotives
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    EuroDual electro-diesel locos delivered

    2021-02-15T09:46:00Z

    GERMANY: The Retrack freight operating subsidiary of VTG Rail Logistics has taken delivery of two Stadler EuroDual electro-diesel locomotives, ordered under a long-term leasing contract for up to four locomotives which it signed with European Loc Pool last year. The EuroDual locos are rated at ...

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    2021-02-15T05:00:00Z

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    Silva Logistic System ready to launch

    2021-02-13T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Kronospan group company Silva Logistic System has obtained a licence to operate its own rail freight services, and staff training is underway with a view to running its first trains this month. Silva LS has obtained more than 38m złoty of EU co-funding to ...

  • The European Rail Freight Association has welcomed reductions in track access charges in France (Photo: Christophe Masse)
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    ERFA calls for reduction in freight access charges to help meet EU targets

    2021-02-12T11:37:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Rail Freight Association has welcomed reductions in track access charges in Austria, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, and called for further waiving or reductions of charges in other EU member states. ERFA said it was ‘of utmost importance that ambitious measures ...

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    Train-to-train transfers as MegaHub Lehrte automated freight terminal steps up operations

    2021-02-10T11:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Intermodal services using the automated MegaHub terminal at Lehrte will be stepped up significantly in April, and train-to-train transfers will begin. 

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    2021-02-08T05:00:00Z

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    African Rail Industry Association says reform and regulatory stability will unlock economic growth

    2021-02-04T14:42:00Z

    A 422 km section of the former Benguela Railway in northwestern DR Congo was reactivated in 2016 following extensive refurbishment. AFRICA: The independent RailRoad Association of South Africa has rebranded itself as the African Rail Industry Association, positioning itself to play a greater role in revitalising ...

  • Operail has begun work to convert one of its US-built built General Electric C36 diesel locomotives to be dual fuelled with natural gas (Photo: Raul Mee)
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    Operail converts GE diesel loco to LNG dual-fuel operation

    2021-02-04T11:33:00Z

    ESTONIA: National freight operator Operail has begun work to convert one of its US-built General Electric C36 diesel locomotives to be dual fuelled with liquefied natural gas. The use of LNG is expected to reduce fuel costs by 30%, CO 2 emissions by 20% ...

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    Buttigieg confirmed as Secretary of Transportation

    2021-02-03T10:19:00Z

    USA: Former Democratic presidential contender and mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, was confirmed as federal Secretary of Transportation by an 86:13 vote in the Senate on February 2.

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    DFC concessions proposed to raise infrastructure funding

    2021-02-01T15:10:00Z

    INDIA: Plans to outsource the operation and maintenance of the Dedicated Freight Corridors were unveiled as part of the national budget for the 2021-22 financial year, which was presented to parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1.

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    2021-02-01T05:00:00Z

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