In order to reduce the impact of rail noise on German residents, DB Cargo has implemented a range of measures, including noise protection walls, to achieve its reduction target.
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Over 230 freight forwarders will work with DB Cargo AG to shift more freight from road to rail in order to improve intermodal transport and be more sustainable.
The German federal government and Deutsche Bahn have announced that a further 1,250km of infrastructure will be equipped with passive noise protection measures, to better protect more citizens living near railway lines.
The Vectron Dual Mode operates in electric mode on electrified rail routes, but can switch to diesel operation on sections without overhead lines.
The collaboration between the two companies will see the CoolRail freight service expand to the UK, the Nordic countries, Germany and Poland, among others.
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.
Rail Freight Forward members and sector associations have welcomed an MoU for the development of European Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) for rail freight.
Colleagues from the Technical Innovation Circle for Rail Freight Transport (TIS), Project Manager, Stefan Hagenlocher, and Spokesman, Jürgen Hüllen, explain the objectives of the TIS towards strengthening the rail freight transport sector by supporting the growth and development of innovative freight wagons and intelligent freight trains.
Siemens Mobility will deliver a total of 400 electric and diesel hybrid locomotives to DB Cargo, with the first delivery expected in 2023.
By introducing the new coupling method, Deutsche Bahn will be able to increase the capacity and quality of its freight traffic.
Chloé Lima-Vanzeler (SNCF Voyageurs), Sébastien Dislaire (SNCF Réseau) and Thomas Sutter (SBB Infrastructure) explain how railway undertakings and infrastructure managers have established a coalition for train energy savings and rail traffic efficiency.
Jorge González, Head of DB Cargo Competence Center Logistics and CIO for Transfesa Logistics, discusses the importance of digitalisation within the rail freight industry and how collaboration is key in the next instalment of Global Railway Review’s ‘The Future of Rail Freight’ series.
Since 14 June 2020, DB Cargo Belgium has been operating entirely under its own license, meaning that it is now an accredited railway company in Belgium.
The ETCS trial was able to go ahead despite the COVID-19 pandemic by utilising innovative temporary remote monitoring equipment.
Destined for the badly affected Lombardy region, DB Schenker is working to transport over 1,000 tonnes of medical supplies from China to Italy in just 15 days, door-to-door.