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
Gotthard Tunnel

Rail connection Genoa-Lugano to be improved

The European Investment Bank is analysing an infrastructure project to improve the rail freight connection between the Port of Genoa (Italy) and Lugano (Switzerland), covering around 210 kilometres. The project, named LuMiMed, includes new railway...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez
Medrail freight train

Portuguese Medway links Sevilla with Port of Sines

Portuguese freight operator Medway will start a new railway service linking Sevilla in Spain and Sines Port in Portugal on 4 April, taking another step forward towards connecting southern Spain with the Portuguese market. Through the...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Freight train Angola

Revived rail freight service Angola-Congo

The national Angolan railway company Caminho de Ferro de Benguela (CFB) started a new railway service between Luau, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Lobito Port. It also has the...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
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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
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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