With the UK rail network set to end franchising, Logistics UK has called for rail freight operations to be safeguarded during the reform.
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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.
Knorr-Bremse Switzerland is to integrate Israeli startup Rail Vision's electro-optic obstacle detection systems into SBB Cargo shunting locomotives for extended prototype testing.
Transfesa Logistics' new route, in partnership with UK supermarket chain Tesco, will begin at Almussafes, Spain, and end at Barking, UK.
Rail Freight Forward members and sector associations have welcomed an MoU for the development of European Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) for rail freight.
ERFA - the European Rail Freight Association - has welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament of the proposed European Regulation that establishes measures for a sustainable rail market.
Results from recent polls on behalf of the OneRail Coalition and the Association of American Railroads, show that Americans continue to support the development of passenger rail travel and the importance of rail freight in reducing the transportation sector’s impact on climate change.
The deals with HS2 contractors will see GB Railfreight join forces with Rail Stone Solutions to deliver aggregates by rail to the high-speed rail project’s main construction compounds.
Siemens Mobility will deliver a total of 400 electric and diesel hybrid locomotives to DB Cargo, with the first delivery expected in 2023.
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has welcomed new funding to support the delivery of the Tamworth Intermodal Rail Line to ensure greater use of rail freight in the regions.
By introducing the new coupling method, Deutsche Bahn will be able to increase the capacity and quality of its freight traffic.
Over the next decade, up to 15,000 freight trains will haul 10 million tonnes of aggregate to HS2 construction sites, representing a massive reduction in carbon emissions and marking a significant investment for Britain’s rail freight sector.
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has welcomed the announcement of a $28 million project to build a direct rail freight line between the Port of Melbourne and Dandenong South.
The proposal, made by the French Prime Minister, will see track access charges waived until the end of 2020, which will support rail freight in a post-COVID-19 world.
Following an increase in freight shipping between Russia and Uzbekistan, the two countries have discussed the potential of better cooperation.
The Inland Rail project, which is 15 years in the making, is set to deliver significant national benefits for the Australian rail freight sector.