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Over one thousand trespass incidents on UK rail network in one month

Network Rail, the UK infrastructure agency, and British Transport Police, have appealed for witnesses to criminal acts of reckless trespass and vandalism, among over one thousand recorded incidents in just the past month. (more…)Read more

||author: Simon Walton

‘State aid for LNG-powered trucks in Germany harms intermodal transport’

The German committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure has recommended to extend until 2023 the experimental road toll exemption of natural gas (LNG) powered trucks. It made this announcement on 6 May. The exemption has…Read more

||author: Majorie van Leijen

Railway line in Croatia, source: HŽ Infrastruktura

UK rail supply industry supports safe return to work

UK’s Railway Industry Association has welcomed coronavirus-related assurances from UK government and the infrastructure agency Network Rail. Official advice states that where work can go ahead safely, it should do so, as the tentative relaxation…Read more

||author: Simon Walton

First shipment of frozen poultry on rail from Russia to China

A new type of freight is running from Russia to China by rail. The first batch of frozen poultry has been shipped from the Selyatino terminal in the Moscow Region to the Chinese city of…Read more

||author: Mykola Zasiadko

Jiangsu railway

Brand new train from Suzhou on the way to Europe

Two brand new trains departed from Jiangsu in the Chinese province of Suzhou yesterday. They are loaded with goods from the Suzhou Free Trade Zone and headed to Russia and Europe. The departure also marked…Read more

||author: Majorie van Leijen

Down to earth construction terminal opens in London

All the grit, toil and spoil of construction. DB Cargo UK has announced the official opening of its new rail freight terminal in Cricklewood, north London, designed to deal will all that. The 151-hectare site will facilitate…Read more

||author: Simon Walton

8 billion euros on the table for Deutsche Bahn in corona crisis

The German federal government and Deutsche Bahn are working on a financial support package of approximately 8 billion euros. The German state-owned railway company expects to lose between 11 and 13.5 billion euros in revenues…Read more

||author: Paul van den Bogaard

Metranas intermodal terminal in Prague, source: Metrans

Intermodal Poland and the coronavirus: room for optimism?

When looking at the economic impact of the coronavirus in Poland, there is room for optimism. The country is less affected than other countries in Europe. The intermodal market could reap the benefits of this,…Read more

||author: Majorie van Leijen

Railway in Utrecht, Netherlands. Image: courtesy of ProRail

Dutch infra manager penalised despite good KPI performance

The Dutch rail infrastructure manager ProRail received a number of fines and periodic penalties, despite meeting all eight performance indicators set by the ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management in 2019. The shortcomings were especially…Read more

||author: Paul van den Bogaard

Lobby group puts freight into Scottish proposals

Transform Scotland, the wide-remit alliance for sustainable transport has responded to a Scottish government consultation with a call for enhanced rail freight provision. It has called for major investment in the rail links between the…Read more

||author: Simon Walton

Freight train kills 16 migrant workers in India

Sixteen migrant workers died in India after they had been hit by a freight train. The victims had lost their jobs due to the corona crisis and were on their way home on foot, a…Read more

||author: Majorie van Leijen

Remove constraints to future growth for rail freight

The UK could see strong long-term growth in the sector, as long as the strategic planning of the rail network takes rail freight into account. This was the forecast of Mike Garratt, a UK consultant…Read more

||author: Simon Walton

Image: Port of Hamburg Authority

New Shandong-Europe Express links China and Hamburg

The new Shandong-Europe Express train from Jinan has arrived in Hamburg’s Billwerder Terminal, delivering valuable and time-sensitive cargo from China. “The Shandong Express arrived on 30 April in Hamburg in the midst of the coronavirus…Read more

||author: Majorie van Leijen

All you need to know about the new fresh route through Russia

Two journeys with sanctioned goods have already been tested on transit through Russian territory. On 21 March, the first train departed from Duisburg in the direction of Xi’an. A second shipment followed soon after. Drawing…Read more

||author: Majorie van Leijen

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