Poland’s rail freight market is on the verge of a big merger. Two major operators Lotos Kolej and Orlen KolTrans will be amalgamated into one entity. The combined operator will be a strong player in Poland as well as in the neighbouring countries.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

UK specialist DRS racing to decarbonise

Having started out with a small fleet of underpowered second-hand diesel locomotives that had just retired from construction duties on the Channel Tunnel, Direct Rail Services (DRS) now runs one of the most modern traction...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Austria announces discount on track access charges

Following the example of France, the Austrian government wants to support rail freight operators with a discount on the user charges for the rail infrastructure. It made this announcement last Saturday. The measures are expected...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard

GBRf and Drax in new 5-year biomass contract

GB Railfreight (GBRf) and energy generation company Drax have agreed to extend their contract to transport supplies of sustainable biomass from UK ports to Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire until 2025. Drax supplies eleven...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton