The first direct freight route between Croatia and Germany has been launched by the Rail Cargo Group (RCG), the freight arm of Austria’s national carrier ÖBB. It is another landmark delivery for the RCG, potentially opening up a raft of new business opportunities from the Balkan states. It is being operated from the north west Croatian port of Rijeka, via Munich,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Formation-flying repair trains cut freight costs

The world’s first ‘formation flying’ engineering trains could potentially deliver significant cost savings to freight operators in the UK. Network Rail, the UK’s rail infrastructure manager, is pioneering a double-track system which it says could...Read more
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Spot transport launched by TX Logistik

A spot rail freight facility is being offered by TX Logistik (TXL), providing shippers and other firms with the opportunity to move freight on European routes at short notice. It’s an increasingly popular type of...Read more
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Beer train fuels record freight for Hamburg

The Port of Hamburg moved 46.4 million tonnes of rail freight in 2016, its largest ever annual haul, boosted by a new ‘beer train’ which offers other shippers a chance to benefit. Set against a general...Read more
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Train ‘passed red light’ before freight collision

A passenger train passed a stop signal shortly before a collision with a freight train in Luxembourg killed one person and injured two others on Tuesday. Luxembourg’s national railway operator CFL said recordings from the train’s traffic management...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy