Europe’s biggest rail freight operator DB Cargo and chemicals customer Evonik have held a series of open training days to demonstrate the emphasis put on rail safety in chemicals logistics. Chemiepark Marl, one of Germany’s largest chemical sites, staged the events, which featured simulations of hazardous substance incidents. As well as providing essential safety information to staff who deal with transhipments...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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Roland Bosch is new CEO of DB Cargo

Dr Roland Bosch became the new CEO of DB Cargo on December 1. Bosch, 46, who was a board member of rail infrastructure manager DB Netz, has succeeded Dr Jürgen Wilder, who left the role...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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Two Infrabel employees killed in train accident

Two employees of Belgian railway infrastructure manager Infrabel were killed after a runaway train struck them in the Belgian town of Morlanwelz (near Charleroi). Two other employees were seriously injured in the incident on Monday...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Swiss rail freight on a roll

Rail freight continued to regain market share from the road in Switzerland in 2016, according to newly-released figures. The Swiss Federal Statistical Office’s (FSO) latest report on the transport sector said that rail’s performance had...Read more
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ProRail: No LPG leak from derailed Dutch wagons

Dutch rail infrastructure manager ProRail confirmed there were no leakages caused by the derailment of two freight wagons containing Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) last Monday night (November 27) in the Zeeland province of The Netherlands. Inspection The...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy