Topic: SBB Cargo

Innovative tank container BASF. Photo: BASF

These innovations hit the tracks in 2018

This year, several key players in the rail freight industry have launched innovative concepts; from bogies to wheelsets, from brakes to tank containers. While SBB Cargo is launching operations of its 5L Demonstrator, DB Cargo...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Construction work on Swiss railway. Photo: SBB

Several railway closures in Switzerland this summer

SBB will carry out extensive construction work during the summer months. This will affect freight traffic on several trajectories, the Swiss railway company announced. Several track sections will be completely or partially blocked from 30...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Image: SBB

SBB to restructure, 800 employees lose job

SBB Cargo, the rail freight subsidiary of Swiss Federal Railways will restructure its business operations over the next five years, as it suffered a loss of 31.8 million Euros in 2017. A stark decline in...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

150 years and counting for SBB Cargo’s beer train

SBB Cargo has renewed a remarkable 150-year agreement with Switzerland’s largest brewery Feldschlösschen to carry its beer shipments until 2021 and possibly beyond. Feldschlösschen Getränke AG, which produces numerous beers, sweet drinks and mineral waters, has...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

EU rail freight test portal now live

The pilot version of a ‘one-stop-shop’ European web portal detailing rail freight service facilities across the continent can now be accessed online. The railfreightlocations.eu site is a European Union initiative involving a group of rail...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

SBB Cargo outlines 2020 digital strategy

Swiss freight operator SBB Cargo is developing innovative projects as part of its parent company SBB’s ‘2020 Digital Strategy’. It ties together the freight arm’s existing strengths with the development of cutting-edge technology aimed at...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Station revamp strengthens Gotthard freight axis

Renovation has begun of the Swiss Bellinzona-Sao Paolo freight station, marking another key step for the future of freight along the vital Switzerland-Italy Gotthard link. SBB Cargo is investing around 100 million Francs on the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Swiss freight firm ‘tags’ wagon fleet

A major European freight supplier is to fit its entire fleet – around 5,000 wagons – with electromagnetic tags that will enable efficient tracking and improve safety. SBB Cargo is utilising technology made possible by...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy