The European Commission’s 60 million Euros state aid grant for new rail freight sidings in France has been hailed as an example of modal shift support for governments to follow.  Lobbying body the European Rail Freight Association (ERFA) has strongly welcomed the grant announcement as a ‘welcome development’ in the French Government’s support for an eco-friendly rail freight sector. The money...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image: DB Cargo

Freight wagons donated to rail training tunnel

Europe’s largest freight carrier DB Cargo has donated wagons to a regional firefighting school for what will be Germany’s first specialist rail training tunnel.  The freight operator is working with Thuringer State Fire Brigade and Civil...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Image Source: ONCF

Moroccan ONCF buys Alstom’s locomotives

The national Moroccan rail company ONCF has acquired 30 electrical locomotives and its spares, to the French manufacturer Alstom for 1.4 billion Moroccan Dirhams (123 million Euros) in January 2018. This operation has been funded...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez
Rail Baltica. Photo credit: Rail Baltica Latvia

Rail Baltica Latvian tender underway

The tendering process is underway for technical designs of the first sections of the vital new Rail Baltica freight and passenger route in Latvia. Running from Tallinn in Estonia on the northern Baltic coast, down through...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

CER calls for extra EU investment to help rail

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) is demanding that European policymakers increase central funding in the coming years to meet the rail – including freight – sector’s needs. CER wants the budget for...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy