CAPTRAIN España has signed a framework contract with Alpha Trains for up to 21 units of the new full electric EURO6000 Stadler locomotives.
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The UK's Office of Rail and Road's 2019-2020 assessment shows Network Rail has saved more than £385 million in the first year of its new control period 6, but passenger and freight performance varied by region.
GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced a new three-year deal with DB Cargo UK to undertake the maintenance of 10 Class 60 locomotives, as well as providing technical in-field support.
The two-year strategic plan will see the ARA support the development of rail freight to create stronger connections between cities and regions.
In an interview with Global Railway Review, Aaron Allsbrook, CTO and Founder of IoT and Edge software company, ClearBlade, explains that the rail freight industry has the desire to adopt new innovations, but there are still challenges to overcome to unlock the true value of those smart technologies.
Pablo Martorelli, President of the Argentine Institute of Railways (IAF), discusses the difficulties that Argentina’s railway industry has faced in the past, but explains that a focused 30-point recovery programme is key to rebuilding the railway over the coming years.
Under the contract, Voith will be responsible for the major overhaul of 30 Lineas locomotives over the next four and a half years.
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.
Felix Schwarz, Head of Business Development at SAVVY Telematic Systems AG, discusses the importance of digitalisation for rail freight operators and how, by combining this with new business models, the operator can differentiate itself from other rail freight companies.
In this digital era, the rail freight sector must embrace the further deployment of innovative solutions to transform operations and deliver better customer experience. The authors in this In-Depth Focus explain how digitalisation is integral to their efforts of driving forward changes in rail freight delivery.
This issue includes an update on building the world’s longest immersed tunnel to allow trains to cross the Femernbelt, how best to promote railways’ credentials to attract the right workforce expertise, In-Depth Focus sections on Bogies & Wheelsets and A Digital Future for Rail Freight, plus much more.
Almost two million tonnes of freight was transported between Xi'an and Europe as demand on rail increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic limiting air and sea freight capacity.
The contract, amounting to a total of €10.8 million, will involve Prointec being responsible for the design, engineering and supervision of the 93.5km stretch of railway line.
Following an order for 32 Ecofret2® triple wagon sets, GB Railfreight has announced that it has ordered 52 Ecofret2® intermodal wagons from VTG.
The rail and public transport bodies have issued the statement to advocate for the continued support of rail transport as a solution to the climate crisis.