Railfreight

Wels-Vienna-Budapest line 3 times per week

The Austrian Rail Cargo Group and German Kombiverkehr have partnered up to realise a three-weekly rail freight connection between Wels, Vienna and Budapest. The three cities in Germany, Austria and Hungary are main nodes in...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Making short haul freight pay dividends

Moving bulk tonnage over long distances has become the mainstay of modern rail freight, but one company has found a profitable niche in more traditional shorter trips. That is good for congestion, the environment and...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Aerial Shot Gidea Park Track Renewal

Network Rail Commits to UK Freight

Although the rail system in the UK is mainly designed to serve passenger train operating companies,  infrastructure operator Network Rail has restated its commitment to the freight sector, just as environmental issues and climate change...Read more
|9 comments|author: Simon Walton

Freight trains fuel up London Heathrow

High octane deliveries by rail are now part of the daily flight plan at London Heathrow. The airport is sky high in all the vital aviation statistics, including passenger numbers and cargo handling, but it...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Rotterdam rail feeding locomotive. Photo: Pixabay

What is new this week in Europe?

Many new connections and departures were launched or announced this week. These include two services between the Netherlands and Germany. Three new lines were established to Italy; from Germany, Belgium and Austria.  A new service commenced...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen