Rail freight

RailFreight Summit Poznan kicks off

On Tuesday 1 September the RailFreight Summit Poland kicks off. This three-day event is held in Poznan this year, and is organised in hybrid form. The shift to rail in the Central and Eastern European...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Europe waivers on access charges abolition

Access charges could be reduced or even waived across Europe, in response to the economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus crisis. Initial thinking was lukewarm to the idea, but a consensus is growing among...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Freight train with diesel derails in Germany

A freight train carrying bio-diesel derailed Sunday evening at Niederlahnstein station in Germany. Several tank cars of the train went off the track and are leaking diesel, according to local media. The train was on...Read more
|1 comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

DRS 88s crossing through Lancaster, UK for film scene

Advanced design bi-mode locomotives have been caught on camera crossing through an historic university city. Direct Rail Services commitment to carbon-free economy were demonstrated by intermodal operations in action. Modern-day freight encounter evokes classic film...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Wales tanker train derailment causes huge fire

A freight train derailed and caught fire in South Wales, UK, late on Wednesday night. The accident forced the evacuation of homes in the village of Liangennech, nearby Llanelli in Carmarthenshire. There are no fatalities...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Big merger on Polish rail freight market

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...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko