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Rail freight is incredibly important. Whether it is helping to remove lorries off the roads and drastically reducing congestion, or transporting goods that we consume every day, all countries rely on rail freight to provide a faster, greener, safer and more efficient way of transporting goods than via road or air.
Our rail freight content focuses on the biggest trends and developments in helping advance cargo movement by rail and create a modal shift.
By introducing DAC on its wagons, Green Cargo will improve capacity, punctuality, the working environment, efficiency and profitability.
Ian Jefferies, President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), writes that there is an optimistic future for rail freight demand in the U.S., but investment in technology, streamlining operations and modernising services will be crucial for long-term success.
Logistics UK has highlighted that the opportunity for freight via released capacity from HS2 is substantial and should be taken advantage of.
Three Xpress trains per week will connect Antwerp to Langweid-Foret, the Swabia region in southern Germany, and further to Wolfurt in the Austrian Vorarlberg region.
The Vectron Dual Mode operates in electric mode on electrified rail routes, but can switch to diesel operation on sections without overhead lines.
With currently 11,693km of high-speed lines under construction around the world, Marc Guigon, Passenger Director at the International Union of Railways (UIC), takes a look at the progress made so far across the sector and what opportunities lie ahead for high-speed rail in the future.
With a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic now spreading across Europe, ERFA has called for better support for the rail freight industry.
The partnership ensures the existing traffic flow from Antwerp through to Irvine will continue for an additional two years, and shows commitment from both organisations in reaching net zero emission targets.
In this issue, we feature articles from industry experts on a vast range of topics including: What HS2 will mean for rail freight capacity in Britain; the latest developments on the Ceneri Base Tunnel project; and how GTR’s workforce is its greatest asset, plus our 'Smart Track Maintenance' and 'Cyber-Security'…
The new high-speed line will enable more freight to travel by rail, reducing carbon emissions from transport as each freight train removes up to 76 lorries from the roads.
The collaboration between the two companies will see the CoolRail freight service expand to the UK, the Nordic countries, Germany and Poland, among others.
The UK government is investing £17 million into track and signalling infrastructure to support the lengthening of freight trains at Southampton's docks.
By connecting two of Europe's largest ports with the most important economic hubs in Germany, DB Cargo can take 70,000 lorries off of the roads.