Work on a four kilometre section of the West Coast Main Line has been completed to prevent tracks from flooding and make future journeys more reliable.
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Cargo, Freight & Heavy-Haul
Rail freight transportation is the use of railways and trains to transport cargo/freight/goods, as opposed to human passengers. A rail freight/cargo/goods train is typically a group of wagons hauled by one or more locomotives on a railway network, between the shipper and the intended destination as part of the overall logistics chain and supply industry.
An agreement between Hitachi Rail and Intermodal Telematics (IMT) will see monitoring sensors fitted to rolling stock so rail freight companies can monitor operations in real-time to improve efficiency and safety of services.
The purchase of four battery-electric locomotives to be used for the Pilbara region of Western Australia, contributes to Rio Tinto's pledge to half its carbon emissions by 2030.
Amtrak has agreed to support the proposed combination of current partner, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Kansas City Southern railways, to expand Amtrak’s service in the Midwest and South.
Nordic Re-Finance is set to upgrade the on-board signalling technology of its TMe fleet of locomotives operating in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark with Hitachi Rail’s new ERTMS+STM system.
The International Union of Railways, the International Road Federation, and Operation Lifesaver Estonia, are collaborating to raise awareness of level crossing safety and prevent accidents.
The Google Cloud partnership is central to CN's strategic plan to reinforce its commitment to digitalising scheduled railroading and building a premier railway of the 21st century.
Amtrak’s 2021 fiscal year highlights the company’s successful COVID-19 recovery, with ridership and revenue growth, and the introduction of new projects and initiatives for the future.
VR FleetCare, Russian Railways and Karelian Trains have agreed on a 20-year contract for the maintenance and lifecycle services of high-speed trains operating in Helsinki and St. Petersburg.
The UAE government, along with Etihad Rail, has announced the inauguration of the UAE Railways Programme, the largest integrated system for freight and passengers across the country.
The Dr19 is a new type of locomotive from the VR Group, manufactured especially for freight traffic, and VR FleetCare will be responsible for its maintenance and repair.
A recent survey released by the Railway Industry Association has revealed that rail professionals feel increasingly confident towards how innovative the rail industry is becoming.
To optimise hydrogen systems in the railway industry, Alstom and Liebherr have signed a collaboration agreement that plans to improve the reliability, durability, power density, and cost of fuel cells.
The Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) merger proposal has received the required Mexican regulatory approvals to create the first single-line rail network linking the U.S., Mexico and Canada.