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
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
Mercitalia Fast. Photo: Mercitalia

Mercitalia launches high-speed freight train

Mercitalia, the freight arm of Italian State Railways (FS) has announced the launch of the first high-speed freight line, called Mercitalia Fast. The service will connect Caserta and Bologna, starting operations in October this year. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Image: JSC Russian Railways

UTLC becomes UTLC Eurasian Railway Alliance

The United Transport and Logistics Company JSC (UTLC) has re-organised and operates under the new name of UTLC Eurasian Railway Alliance JSC was founded (UTLC ERA JSC) per 2 April. UTLC is a joint company comprising...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Bombardier finalises social programme job cuts

Bombardier Transportation has completed its negotiations with the employee representation regarding the cut of 2,200 jobs by 2020. Along with the reconciliation of interests, a redundancy package and a volunteer programme have been agreed. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Cuban freight train. Photo: Ricardo Medina

Cuba to boost rail freight sector

Cuban Union Railways (UFC) announced a strategic plan to revive rail transport through updating the existing network and constructing new rail freight stations. The project, which is to be carried out from 2018-2028 should increase...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez
Mexican rail freight landscape

‘Mexican rail freight sector lacks competition’

Mexico’s Antitrust Commission Cofece has concluded that there is a lack of competition in the national rail freight sector in a recently initiated investigation. “There are no real competition conditions in the rail freight sector, which...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez