The Rastatt incident that paralysed rail freight traffic during a seven-week interruption of railway operations on the Karlsruhe-Basel line of the Rhine-Alphine Corridor has resulted in economic damage of 2,2 billion Euros for the industry. This is the conclusion of HTC Hanseatic Transport Consultancy, the European Rail Freight Association (ERFA), the European Rail Network (NEE) and the International Union for...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

French railway reforms adopted, strikes continue

French railway reforms have been adopted by the National Assembly, confirming most of Emmanuel Macron’s plans to drastically restructure state-owned railway company SNCF. The plan was approved with 454 against 80 votes in favour of...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Image: SNCF

France to gradually take over SNCF debt

French president Emmanuel Macron announced that the state will gradually take over the debt of national rail operator SNCF, starting in January 2020. He also confirmed that he will continue pressing reforms of the company....Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Mexico City Airport, under construction

Rail connection for new Mexico City airport

The new international Mexico City airport (NAIM), which is currently under construction, has just been connected with the national railway network for freight and passenger services. With this railway line, the airport is connected to...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez
The opening of the Vienna-Chengdu line. Photo: OBB

New Vienna-Chengdu railway link launched

A new railway service connecting the Austrian capital Vienna with the Chinese freight hub Chengdu was launched with the first train departing in westbound direction on Thursday 12 April. It is the first direct railway...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen