North Sea Port was today unveiled as the name for the organisation created from the newly-merged Zeeland Seaports and Ghent Port Company, which it is hoped will eventually have a dedicated cross-border rail freight link. A symbolic signing ceremony took place aboard a ship sailing from Ghent in Belgium across the Dutch border in the direction of Terneuzen.  The port area covers...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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Sweden approves Bombardier’s Level 2 ERTMS for roll-out

Swedish transport authorities have given the green light for implementation of Bombardier’s Interflo450 ERTMS signalling technology, as part of a nationwide 11,000 kilometre rail network modernisation programme. The approval by the country’s two transportation agencies, Trafikverket...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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Cause of German rail collision still unclear

German investigators are still trying to establish the cause of Monday’s collision between a passenger train and a stationery freight train which left several people badly injured.  The incident occurred near Meerbusch-Osterath station, near Dusseldorf in...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

New Merida-Sines Port rail freight service launched

The National Spanish Railway Society (Renfe) and Portugese freight carrier Medway have launched a new rail freight service between Merida, in the Spanish region of Extremadura (Spain), and Sines Port (Portugal). The 22-wagon service, which...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez