Important engineering works to upgrade UK’s Felixstowe branch are set to begin in the weekend of 7 April 2018, allowing up to ten additional freight trains per day in each direction to and from the Port of Felixstowe as soon as next year. The line will have a second track between Trimley station and Grimston Lane foot crossing, in addition...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Lineas freight train. Photo credit: Rob Dammers

Lineas launches Lyon Xpress to Antwerp

Lineas has launched a new railway service between Lyon and Antwerp under the banner of the Lyon Xpress. The line is part of the Green Xpress Network (GXN) of the Belgian freight forwarder and is carried...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Ricardo Frontera freight train

Rise in Brazil’s rail freight volumes

Brazil´s rail freight volumes have increased by 6.9 per cent to 538.8 million tonnes in 2017, compared with the previous year, the Brazilian government revealed. The handled tonnes per kilometre increased by 10 perc cent....Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez

UTLC and Rail Cargo Group join forces on New Silk Road

Rail freight logistics company Rail Cargo Group (RCG), the rail freight division of the Österreichische Bundesbahnen (OBB) and JSC United Transport and Logistics Company (UTLC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve rail freight connections and increase...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

TX Logistiks launches Cologne-Curtici line

TX Logistik AG has launched a new railway service connecting Cologne in Germany and Curtici in Romania. The service is already up and running, with three journeys per week in both directions. It is the...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Freight train units at Liepāja railway station, Latvia. License link:

Amber Train to connect Baltic the states

An intermodal container service connecting the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will be launched. The service is dubbed the Amber Train, and comes as a result of an agreement signed by the national...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen