Freight double-stack train in USA, source: Wikipedia

Here are 5 differences between EU and US rail freight

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In the US, one seems to be able to make money with rail freight. In the EU, this would be a dream coming true. With this statement, the scene was set during the RailFreight webinar EU vs US, Synergies and Differences this morning. RailGood director Hans-Willem Vroon, who uttered these words and transport analyst of Ecorys Onno de Jong each pointed to the crucial differences between rail freight in both continents.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

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

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