In RailFreight Fridays: is Russia-Finland traffic still possible?

Rail freight traffic between Finland and Russia, is that still possible? Based on media reports, you would think it is not, but that is a misconception. It is the decision of one company to halt traffic, while others continue. This is one of the updates we share in today’s RailFreight Fridays, live at 1pm.

This week also saw a lot of news from Russia. How is rail freight doing there at the moment? Russia is receiving new import volumes from China, but at the same time has limited capacity in the network due to thousands of stranded wagons. This week, a railway bridge near Belgorod was destroyed. The cause of the destruction is not yet clear, but it makes rail traffic all the more challenging. We talk about it in this week’s news wrap up.

Getting together again

Last but not least, it is only five days before we meet the industry again, and this time in our hometown Rotterdam. On 20 & 21 April we organise the Track Access Charges Summit, which is all about charging for railways around the world.

Today, we will talk with Stefan Marshnig, keynote speaker and programme developer to ask him what we can expect from this summit. You can also see the programme here.

Watch the show

You can watch RailFreight Fridays at 1pm on our YouTube Channel or 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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