All Russia-Ukraine war articles

  • RENFE Ukrainian grain container train
    News

    Ukraine grain to Spain by container train

    2022-08-15T10:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Spanish transport ministry MITMA and freight operator RENFE Mercancías are to test the technical and economic viability of transporting Ukrainian grain to Barcelona by rail instead of shipping via the Black Sea routes which have been disrupted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. ...

  • Operail DF7G locomotive in Estonia (Photo: Operail/Romet Liivamägi)
    News

    Operail reports sharp decline in freight volumes

    2022-08-01T09:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: National rail freight, wagon leasing and repair group Operail reports that it has lost more than half of its traffic volumes as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Operating income in the first half of 2022 was €30m, down from €37m in the ...

  • TEN-T Corridors July 2022 proposed revision
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    Gauge conversion and new routes added to TEN-T revision proposal

    2022-07-29T07:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Commission’s proposals to revise the TEN-T Regulation have been amended in the light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with routes to Ukraine and Moldova added, Russia and Belarus removed, and a requirement for 1 435 mm gauge on TEN-T routes added.

  • KVSZ Sggrss 80 ft wagon on test in Serbia.
    News

    Ukrainian wagon manufacturer targets EU market with new designs

    2022-07-26T11:03:00Z

    EUROPE: Ukrainian rolling stock manufacturer Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works is negotiating with EU operators and leasing companies in the hope of winning contracts to supply new designs of 1 435 mm gauge wagon that it has developed for transporting containers and swap bodies. ‘Taking into account ...

  • KTZ container train
    News

    EBRD invests in Middle Corridor transit freight route

    2022-07-26T08:14:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is investing up to 50bn tenge to support national railway KTZ in the implementation of crisis response measures to cope with the after-effects of the pandemic and ‘ongoing geopolitical turmoil’. Measures include the reorganisation of transit freight operations ...

  • Operail containers
    News

    Freight company Operail facing ‘complicated circumstances’

    2022-07-08T12:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: National rail freight operator Operail says 2022 has brought ‘complicated circumstances’, with the Russian invasion of Ukraine impacting on its operations. The management board is taking steps to find replacements for sanctioned traffic and to direct its wagons on lease away from high-risk regions. ‘Despite ...

  • Cargounit has ordered a further five Siemens Mobility Vectron MS electric locomotives
    News

    Geopolitical risks increase demand for multisystem locomotives

    2022-07-04T10:53:00Z

    POLAND: Cargounit has ordered a further five Siemens Mobility Vectron MS electric locomotives for delivery in 2023-24.

  • Generic ÖBB Rail Cargo Group wagons (Photo: David Payr/ÖBB RCG)
    News

    Rail Cargo Group increases grain transport from Ukraine

    2022-06-30T10:59:00Z

    EUROPE: ÖBB Rail Cargo Group says it is dedicating ‘all available resources’ to transporting grain out of Ukraine as part of the European Commission’s Solidarity Lanes plan to protect food supplies following the Russian invasion and blockade of Black Sea ports. The capacity of RCG trains ...

  • LTG Cargo loco
    News

    LTG Cargo signs Kazakh co-operation agreements

    2022-06-22T10:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The Lithuanian national railway’s freight business LTG Cargo has signed its first co-operation agreements in Kazakhstan, as part of its strategy of expanding, diversifying and developing routes between Asia and Europe which avoid Russia. A co-operation agreement with the KTZ Express intermodal subsidiary of Kazakhstan’s ...

  • LTG Cargo loco
    News

    LTG Cargo Ukraine reopens to offer freight routes via Poland

    2022-06-13T15:18:00Z

    UKRAINE: The LTG Cargo Ukraine subsidiary of Lithuania’s national railway has restarted its activities, noting that there has been a significant increase in demand for the export of grain and other products from Ukraine. LTG Cargo Ukraine temporarily suspended operations in March following the Russian invasion. ...

  • Ukraine EBRD loan
    News

    EBRD financing to keep Ukrainian trains moving

    2022-06-10T16:25:00Z

    UKRAINE: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development has signed an agreement repurposing €50m of a previously-agreed infrastructure enhancement loan to provide urgent liquidity to enable national railway Ukrzaliznytsia to keep essential services running following the Russian invasion. EBRD originally agreed to lend €150m to for ...

  • Ukrainian trains
    News

    Ukrainian standard gauge railway plan

    2022-05-27T12:40:00Z

    UKRAINE: Announcing a range of infrastructure and regulatory measures to more closely integrate Ukraine with EU transport networks, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said Ukraine would begin phased construction of railway tracks to European standards. This would start with hubs and large cities, and then gradually expand ...

  • Ukraine - Network Rail team
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail sends tools to Ukraine

    2022-05-27T04:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: British infrastructure manager Network Rail and its supply chain partners have donated four vehicles loaded with railway spares and tools including generators, drills, jacks and cutting equipment to Ukraine’s national railway Ukrzaliznytsia, which issued an appeal for help through the International Union of Railways following ...

  • Destroyed Ukrainian locomotives in Mariupol (Photo: Allrail)
    News

    Call for rail sector to mobilise to get Ukrainian agricultural exports moving

    2022-05-18T07:40:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail has a central role in the European Commission’s plan to establish ‘Solidarity Lanes’ for the transport of Ukrainian agricultural exports which would normally use the Black Sea ports that are being blockaded by Russia.

  • Russian Railways Sapsan train
    News

    Siemens to exit the Russian market

    2022-05-13T07:00:00Z

    SIEMENS: Siemens AG announced on May 12 that it is to exit the Russian market as a result of the invasion of Ukraine. The company said it had begun proceedings to wind down its industrial operations and all industrial business activities, in line with regulatory requirements ...

  • Rail Baltica impression
    News

    Business opportunities as Rail Baltica looks 150 years ahead

    2022-05-12T13:33:00Z

    EUROPE: ‘What will this look like in 150 years?’ is a question being asked by Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail, which sees the greenfield construction project as offering opportunities to take a very long-term view of where rail technology is heading, and to apply best ...

  • Nurminen Logistics' first full-length container service from China to central Europe via southern Trans-Caspian route
    News

    Trans-Caspian rail and sea freight route to Europe launched

    2022-05-11T09:02:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Nurminen Logistics’ first full-length container service from China to central Europe via the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route left Chongqing on May 10. The containers will travel by rail through Kazakhstan to the port of Aktau, across the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan and then by rail ...

  • ua-Kyiv Metro head presents at IT-Trans May 2022 (1)
    Metro Report International

    Kyiv Metro seeks European help as it rejoins UITP

    2022-05-11T08:56:00Z

    UKRAINE: Kyiv Metropoliten needs help from the western European transport industry to modernise its technology and operating practices, despite the conflict with Russia, the municipal transport operator’s Head of Metro Viktor Braginskyi told the IT-Trans conference in Karlsruhe on May 10. Reflecting on his experience of ...

  • UK-Rail-For-Ukraine-(2)
    In depth

    Comment: A force for good

    2022-05-10T07:16:00Z

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sadly reiterated the role that railways have played in armed conflict for more than 150 years. Nevertheless, the industry has rallied round to support both the Ukrainian railway sector and the people affected by the war, reflecting rail’s overwhelming influence as a force for good in modern society.

  • VR Transpoint wagons (Photo VR Group)
    News

    Finland’s VR begins terminating Russian rail freight contracts

    2022-05-09T14:02:00Z

    EUROPE: Finland’s national train operator VR Group has begun the process of terminating its Russian cross-border freight contracts, with traffic expected to cease completely by the end of the year at the latest, and it is also looking to sell or liquidate its Russian freight joint ...