Technology

How the modular freight wagon became the standard

Ten years ago, manufacterer Wascosa presented its first modular freight wagon. Recently, the 500th wagon was delivered.  Today, the trend is firmly towards modular freight wagons, the company says, adding that this was much different...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Schweizerzug goes digital with online booking platform

Schweizerzug, Swissterminal Group’s rail freight operator, has launched a fully integrated digital booking platform. The platform enables bookings between the western ports of Rotterdam/Antwerp and Switzerland, as well as direct rail connections within Switzerland and...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
SBB cargo trains. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Shunting by a single person who is not even at the site

Manufacturer Knorr-Bremse and Israeli start-up company Rail Vision will equip multiple SBB cargo shunting locomotives with Rail Vision’s assisted remote shunting system for obstacle detection. After prototype testing is successfully completed at the end of...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Container train in Russia, source: Russian Railways (RZD)

More containers on Russian tracks without paperwork

Digitalisation is going really strong on Russia’s railway network. RZD, as the national railway operator, substantially increases the share of containers that are processed paperless with the help of dedicated digital platforms. The company also...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko