Next year will be the starting point for the use of longer trains in Hupac’s transalpine routes. A standard train length of 690 metres via Luino in Italy and 625 metres via Chiasso in Switzerland...Read more
Improving rail freight traffic conditions through the Rhine-Alpine corridor is critical in succeeding the modal shift in Europe. Using longer, higher and heavier freight trains on the route is one way to do it. Additionally,...Read more
The productivity gains of the Alptransit project with the opening of the Gotthard and Ceneri base tunnels are lower than expected. This conclusion is based on a simulation produced by Swiss combined transport operator Hupac....Read more
Rail freight has increased its market share of transportation through the Swiss Alps from 69.9 per cent in 2017 to 70.5 per cent in 2018. The industry volumes did not reach the 2016 figures, which...Read more
Traffic volumes on the Rhine-Alpine rail freight corridor (RFC) decreased by 3.2 per cent in 2017, compared to the previous year. On the contrary, overall rail freight traffic in Europe increased, albeit slightly with two...Read more
Visionaries who designed the Gotthard Base Tunnel – the world’s longest rail tunnel – to shift freight to rail on a mass scale have received the 2018 European Railway Award.
Built over 17 years and costing...Read more
Sven Flore has been named as the new CEO of SBB Cargo International, replacing Michail Stahlhut, who has taken over as the head of Hupac Intermodal.
Flore, 54, who was most recently working as a rail...Read more
Gotthard Base Tunnel, which is at the heart of the crucial Rhine-Alpine rail freight axis, has been named as the winner of the 2018 European Railway Award.
The world’s longest rail tunnel – linking Italy with...Read more
The head of German rail network manager DB Netz has expressed his ‘regret’ for the knock-on problems caused to rail freight stakeholders by this summer’s Rastatt landslip incident. CEO Frank Sennhenn told a summit of...Read more
More than 17,000 freight trains have passed through the Gotthard Base Tunnel since its opening in June last year, revealed Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). Though the construction of what became world’s longest railway tunnel has...Read more