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Container train in Ukraine, source: Ukrainian Railway

Transit traffic through Ukraine to and from the Polish border will be resumed. That was the biggest news of this week, although an official date for the reopening of this route is yet to be announced. Politics is playing a role in other countries too, such as in Lithuania and Belarus. We discuss the news of this week in RailFreight Fridays at 1pm CET.

Although officials are negotiating a deal in Ukraine and Poland as we speak, the issue is not yet resolved in Lithuania and Belarus. On the contrary, Belarus has threatened to ban trains from Lithuania, after the Baltic country banned the transport of Belarusian fertilisers through its territories.

But there is a reason for celebration as well. In China people are currently celebrating the Chinese New Year, which for many people means a long well-deserved vacation. At the same time, China saw its 50,000th train depart in the direction of Europe. And has reason to celebrate too, as we have welcomed the 10,000th LInkedin follower!

RailFreight Fridays

RailFreight Fridays is a weekly 10-minute update on the latest news on the rail freight industry. The hosts Majorie and Nikos take you through the most important updates of the week every Friday during a live broadcast at 13:00 CET.

You can watch this week’s episode below.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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