Topic: Rail freight

Future for UK timber trains in Scotland

There are fresh calls for a more sustainable approach to the timber industry, and a new look at bringing back rail as the prime mover. However, even supporters say there are considerable commercial challenges. Timber trains...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
A freight train at a red signal, source: Network Rail

Faster freight pledge from Network Rail

Getting more freight onto the UK’s railways and off the UK’s roads, is dependent on making schedules more reliable, says Network Rail, the agency responsible for infrastructure capacity. Easier said than done says everyone else. Network...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel
Freight trains on north-south corridor Europe

2019: the year of a much-needed reboot

Today is the last day of the year 2019, a good moment to look back at a very interesting year for rail freight in Europe. Four industry leaders look back, and share their ambitions for...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

PKP has launched a new route to China

Polish railway company PKP Linia Hutnicza Szerokotorowa (PKP LHS) has launched a new route to China. Running a trial, a container train has departed from Euroterminal in Slawkow, and it will continue its journey on...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

France to gradually take over SNCF debt

French president Emmanuel Macron announced that the state will gradually take over the debt of national rail operator SNCF, starting in January 2020. He also confirmed that he will continue pressing reforms of the company....Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Mexican rail freight landscape

‘Mexican rail freight sector lacks competition’

Mexico’s Antitrust Commission Cofece has concluded that there is a lack of competition in the national rail freight sector in a recently initiated investigation. “There are no real competition conditions in the rail freight sector, which...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez