Topic: Innovation

How the modular freight wagon became the standard

Ten years ago, manufacterer Wascosa presented its first modular freight wagon. Recently, the 500th wagon was delivered.  Today, the trend is firmly towards modular freight wagons, the company says, adding that this was much different...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Poland moving from coal to containers

The Polish economy is reducing the consumption of coal. This has a direct impact on the country’s rail freight sector. As a result, the carriers are being refocused to the transportation of the containers. This...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
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