Poll results for the Association of American Railroads (AAR) have revealed that the majority of U.S. adults believe that the rail freight industry is safe and critically important to the U.S. economy.
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Rail freight is incredibly important. Whether it is helping to remove lorries off the roads and drastically reducing congestion, or transporting goods that we consume every day, all countries rely on rail freight to provide a faster, greener, safer and more efficient way of transporting goods than via road or air.
Our rail freight content focuses on the biggest trends and developments in helping advance cargo movement by rail and create a modal shift.?
Starting in 2021, Alstom and ProRail will test Automatic Train Operations (ATO) using a Lineas shunting locomotive.
The Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has announced that its investments in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia will be focused on safety and capacity to strengthen the rail network, help reduce emissions, and support economic growth.
CAPTRAIN Espa?a has signed a framework contract with Alpha Trains for up to 21 units of the new full electric EURO6000 Stadler locomotives.
GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced a new three-year deal with DB Cargo UK to undertake the maintenance of 10 Class 60 locomotives, as well as providing technical in-field support.
The two-year strategic plan will see the ARA support the development of rail freight to create stronger connections between cities and regions.
In an interview with Global Railway Review, Aaron Allsbrook, CTO and Founder of IoT and Edge software company, ClearBlade, explains that the rail freight industry has the desire to adopt new innovations, but there are still challenges to overcome to unlock the true value of those smart technologies.
Under the contract, Voith will be responsible for the major overhaul of 30 Lineas locomotives over the next four and a half years.
Since 14 June 2020, DB Cargo Belgium has been operating entirely under its own license, meaning that it is now an accredited railway company in Belgium.
Felix Schwarz, Head of Business Development at SAVVY Telematic Systems AG, discusses the importance of digitalisation for rail freight operators and how, by combining this with new business models, the operator can differentiate itself from other rail freight companies.
In this digital era, the rail freight sector must embrace the further deployment of innovative solutions to transform operations and deliver better customer experience. The authors in this In-Depth Focus explain how digitalisation is integral to their efforts of driving forward changes in rail freight delivery.
By introducing the new sidings, GB Railfreight gains much needed track capacity to help facilitate its growing intermodal services.
This issue includes an update on building the world’s longest immersed tunnel to allow trains to cross the Femernbelt, how best to promote railways’ credentials to attract the right workforce expertise, In-Depth Focus sections on Bogies & Wheelsets and A Digital Future for Rail Freight, plus much more.
Almost two million tonnes of freight was transported between Xi'an and Europe as demand on rail increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic limiting air and sea freight capacity.
Following an order for 32 Ecofret2? triple wagon sets, GB Railfreight has announced that it has ordered 52 Ecofret2? intermodal wagons from VTG.