The Italian manager of infrastructure RFI is going to develop several civil works to improve rail freight traffic between Novara in the north of the county and the bordering Simplon Pass in Switzerland. The project will be carried out between 2019 and 2026. RFI will build a new rail track between Vignale, close to Novara, and the station of Sant’Agabio in...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez
Port of Koper, source: Luka Koper

Poland new hinterland for port of Koper

The Slovenian port of Koper has a well-developed rail freight network linking to neighbouring landlocked countries such as Austria and Hungary. The harbour is also an important gateway for Slovakia and Czechia. In the last...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
HybridShunter 400 locomotive, source: CZ Loko

Czech company develops hybrid shunting locomotive

Czech rolling stock manufacturer CZ Loko has developed the HybridShunter 400 locomotive. It is the first hybrid vehicle in the company’s portfolio. The locomotive is able to operate on a diesel engine and batteries. The two-axle...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Freight train in the Midlands. Photo: Hugh Llewelyn

Brexit impacts UK intermodal activity in 2019

Domestic intermodal activity in the UK is expected to witness a decline this year due to uncertainty related to the Brexit. “While 2018 saw a notable growth in domestic bulk and semi-bulk rail freight, sentiment...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

More traffic, less income for Renfe Mercancias

The Spanish rail freight company Renfe Mercancías witnessed a slight increase in traffic volumes despite its financial losses in Q1 2019. The volumes surged to 4.64 million tonnes in the first three months, an increase...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez