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Freight operation growth ensures economical potential

8 April 2008 | By Dr. Klaus Kremper, CEO, Railion Deutschland AG

The strategic focus of DB Schenker is on the creation of end-to-end service offers on the European rail corridors. While the North-South connections have been operating without problems, we have been quite engaged for some time in efforts along the East-West corridor. The acquisitions of EWS, a British rail freight…


Production System 2ooX

3 April 2007 | By Mr. Hendrik Penner, Manager of the Development of Single Wagon Load Traffic, Railion Deutschland GmbH

In the public debate, it is frequently maintained that single wagonload traffic (EV) is in need of urgent and comprehensive reorganisation. There are many and diverse reasons for that claim. On the one hand, the direct competition with road haulage leads to enormous pressure on prices, especially since the enlargement…


Vehicle maintenance at Railion

3 April 2006 | By Dr. Karsten Derks, Spokesman of the Board, DB Bahnbau GmbH

Efficient and effective vehicle maintenance is a key competitive factor for any railway undertaking operating freight rail services. To this end maintenance must be consistently geared towards operations. Flexibility in respect of time and location, quality and ideal cost structures are success factors that bring about the most efficient use…


Technology for maintenance works

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The increasing change in traffic towards rail, the opening of the market in European railway traffic and the increasing responsibility for providers of railways make heavy demands on the quality and the availability of the rail infrastructure. Effective and efficient maintenance concepts are sought after more than ever. New ways,…


Nürnberg-München high speed line

2 March 2005 | By Eckart Fricke, Director Production II, Railion Deutschland AG and Wolfgang Feldwisch, Head of Large-Scale Projects, DB Netz AG

The Nürnberg-München line via Ingolstadt was entered in the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan in 1985. The regional planning procedure got underway in July 1989 and in May 1992 the statutory public enquiry for the new-build project was initiated by what was then still Deutsche Bundesbahn. As from 1994, DB Netz…


Railion goes East

2 March 2005 | By Klaus Kremper, CEO, Railion Deutschland AG and Member of the Executive Board, Stinnes AG

Observers in the logistics business, as well as in the media, have broadly interpreted the recent Railion strategy as an example of single-dimension expansion motivation. Such critics, however, have failed to perceive that the primary intention of Railion in this context is to develop international rail cargo transport throughout the…


Bombardier’s latest locomotives

2 March 2005 | By Janis Vitins, Director Marketing and Product Planning Electric Locomotives, Bombardier Transportation

In December 2004, SBB Cargo received the first of 18 TRAXX multi-system locomotives Re 484 (Figure 1). This marks a new era for the TRAXX locomotive platform, extending its range into Italy.