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    Sanctioned European goods transit Russia to reach China by rail


    INTERNATIONAL: EU goods which are subject to Russian sanctions can now be transported from Europe to China by rail using electronic seals during transit through Russia. A test shipment of frozen salmon travelled from the Netherlands to Duisburg, where it left for ...

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    MKB orders Vectron Dual Mode locomotives


    GERMANY: Mindener Kreisbahnen has ordered two Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives from Siemens Mobility. These will be able to operate from the 15 kV 16·7 Hz overhead electrification or by using a 2 400 kW diesel engine on non-electrified routes. The locos are scheduled to ...

  • LDz has put its electrification programme on hold

    Latvian railway electrification project on hold


    LATVIA: National railway group LDz has put its electrification programme on hold. It said a decrease in freight volumes which began in the first half of 2019 is forecast to continue, and it would not be able to balance its budget in 2020 without additional government funding. ...

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    TOAZ orders high-capacity fertiliser wagons


    RUSSIA: Chemical producer Togliattiazot has ordered 200 mineral fertiliser hopper wagons from United Wagon Co, with deliveries from the Tikhvin plant anticipated by the end of May. UWC said this was the customer’s first order for wagons built to the latest generation of designs. The Type ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    CFL Cargo Deutschland has begun purchasing certified green electricity supplied by Stadtwerke Tübingen GmbH from wind and hydro sources for the 3 250 block trains it operates in Germany each year. To minimise health risks associated with the coronavirus, Canadian Pacific ...

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    Wuhan rail service launched to meet demand as road transport disrupted


    CHINA: In response to customer requests arising from the difficulties of using road transport during the coronavirus crisis, Nippon Express Co has launched a rail-based freight service from Shanghai to Wuhan in collaboration with Sinotrans. Nippon Express said the coronavirus outbreak had led to numerous restrictions ...

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    ZSSK Cargo restarts freight services through Dobrá gateway


    SLOVAKIA: National freight operator ZSSK Cargo and its subsidiary Bulk Transshipment Slovakia operated their first intermodal block train through the Dobrá transhipment terminal on the Ukrainian border last month, having taken back management, marketing and operation of the facility at the beginning of the year. ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    The European Rail Freight Association has welcomed the European Commission’s proposal to designate 2021 as the European Year of Rail, saying it should be used as an opportunity to deliver a legal framework meeting the needs of the rail freight sector. ‘2021 will see the tabling ...

  • Hupac said it supports the requests made in the open letter

    Intermodal sector calls for ‘fast, lean, pragmatic’ measures to safeguard rail freight in the coronavirus crisis


    EUROPE: A group of organisations involved in the intermodal freight sector have published an open letter to European and Italian institutions emphasising the importance of acting in a ‘fast, lean, pragmatic way’ to safeguard rail transport as a strategic asset for the economy during the coronavirus outbreak. ...

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    LIVE: rail sector responds to coronavirus


    Rolling updates on the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the global railway industry.

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    Central Asia transport strategy for 2030


    ASIA: The Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation programme has published its Transport Strategy 2030, building on lessons learned from the Transport Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020. According to CAREC, 1 800 km of railway was built in the period covered by that strategy. ...

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    Rotterdam port railway systems contract awarded


    NETHERLANDS: Port of Rotterdam Authority has awarded VolkerRail the track, electrification and train protection systems contract for the Theemswegtracé freight line project. The 4·5 km line including a concrete viaduct and two steel-arch bridges across the Rozenburg lock and Thomassen Tunnel is being built ...

  • TAZARA oil train

    World rail freight news round-up


    Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority and Zambia Railways Ltd have delivered an initial shipment of 1·1 million litres of oil from the port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to New Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia under an agreement with Delta Energy Zambia which covers up to 6 ...

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    Tailor-made approach switches freight from road to rail


    EUROPE: DB Cargo Logistics has developed a tailor-made transport model to enable cross-laminated timber manufacturer Binderholz to switch its shipments of building products up to 20 m long from road to rail. This has included reopening a disused private siding at Binderholz’s Burgbernheim factory in Bayern ...

  • Norfolk Southern’s track inspection group has developed a geometry measurement system which can be mounted on a locomotive where it will operate autonomously.

    Norfolk Southern develops locomotive-mounted track-inspection technology


    USA: Norfolk Southern’s track inspection group has developed a geometry measurement system which can be mounted on a locomotive where it will operate autonomously. This avoids the need to use a converted freight or passenger vehicle, which would require an external power supply and take up ...

  • The French government has put forward proposals to ensure the survival of much of the remaining network of secondary lines (Photo: Christophe Masse)

    Lightweight trains and no taboos in French secondary line rescue package


    Source: Christophe Masse FRANCE: Development of lightweight rolling stock is one of several proposals put forward by the government to try and ensure the survival of much of the remaining network of secondary lines, many of which carry very limited traffic. Secretary of State for ...

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    Mining company plans to use Port Augusta terminal


    AUSTRALIA: Havilah Resources which controls three iron ore deposits in South Australia has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding for future use of port, rail and transhipment facilities at the Playford site near Port Augusta which has been leased by Port Augusta Operations. ‘Port Augusta Operations’ ...

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    Nairobi DMU deal signed


    KENYA: The much-delayed contract for Kenya Railways to purchase 11 second-hand DMUs from Serveis Ferroviaris de Mallorca to operate commuter services around Nairobi was formally signed by KR Managing Director Phillip Mainga during a visit to the Balearic island on March 2.

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    VTG acquires majority stake in Carbo Rail


    SLOVAKIA: VTG Rail Logistics has strengthened its presence in central Europe with the signing of a deal to acquire a majority stake in Carbo Rail, subject to regulatory approval. VTG Rail Logistics will take responsibility for the operational management and strategic development of Bratislava-based Carbo Rail, ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    Lineas has joined the European Rail Freight Association . ‘We strongly believe that private rail freight players will make the difference in Europe’, said Geert Pauwels, CEO of the Belgian freight operator. ‘As private companies we have a unique customer mindset to deliver innovative products that ...