The construction of a second track along the entire Divača-Koper railway line in Slovenia will be funded by CEF Transport. Director of INEA Dirk Beckers signed a grant agreement to this end on 31 May. The single-track Divača-Koper railway line is a bottleneck on the Mediterranean and Baltic-Adriatic corridors. The conventional line is an important connection to the Port of Koper....Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Innovative tank container BASF. Photo: BASF

These innovations hit the tracks in 2018

This year, several key players in the rail freight industry have launched innovative concepts; from bogies to wheelsets, from brakes to tank containers. While SBB Cargo is launching operations of its 5L Demonstrator, DB Cargo...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Siemens and Alstom light rail vehicle

New milestone in Siemens-Alstom merger

The French Ministry for the Economy and Finance (MINEFI) has granted German industrial group Siemens foreign investment clearance for the purpose of its merger with French rail manufacturer Alstom. The Ministry can restrict or prohibit...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
The new BOMBARDIER TRAXX DC3 locomotive. Photo: Bombardier

New Bombardier Traxx DC3 locomotive on the market

Bombardier Transportation officially presented its new Bombardier TRAXX DC3 locomotive at their Vado Ligure site in Italy. The manufacturer calls it the most innovative locomotives to enter the rail freight transportation market. A unique feature...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Construction work at Rastatt. Photo: Thomas Niedermüller / DEUTSCHE BAHN

New guidelines for Temporary Capacity Restrictions approved

RailNetEurope has approved guidelines that will ensure a more integrated European rail network. It concerns the Guidelines for Coordination/Publication of Planned Temporary Capacity Restrictions’ (TCR Guidelines), coming into effect as of timetable period 2019. All...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen