Topic: Innovation

5L Demonstrator

SBB: 5L demonstrator successful so far

SBB has carried out the first evaluation of the 5L demonstrator, the innovative freight train consisting of various new technologies. The train consisting of 16 wagons has been on the Swiss rail network since June...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
GATX locomotive. Photo: Wikipedia

Wagon keepers want more support for quiet trains

With quiet routes covering a considerable part of the European railway network post-2020, wagon keepers are bound to invest in the phasing out of noisy trains. However, wagon keepers do not necessarily reap the economic...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Joël Danard

Light rail network used for freight transport

In several European cities the light rail network is being used for the transportation of various goods through the city. The latest experiments have been carried out in the city of Saint-Étienne over the past...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Industry welcomes UK rail freight strategy

The UK’s new rail freight strategy sets out how the sector can grow despite the erosion of some key markets. Industry experts have largely welcomed the plans, which look at vital opportunities for relieving pressure...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy