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Eurasian containers replace coal as freight market changes

GERMANY: The Coal Island facility at the inland Port of Duisburg is to be replaced by a rail, river and road intermodal terminal in a change which operator Duisport said reflects a ‘sharp decline’ in the coal market but ‘booming’ trade with China.The Duisburg Gateway Terminal is expected to become a key European hub for Eurasian rail traffic when it opens in 2022. Duisport said 30% of rail freight between China and Europe already passes through Duisburg, and the [...]

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Freight hub master plan unveiled

NEW ZEALAND: A master plan for a rail and road freight hub near Palmerston North was unveiled by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones on November 26.The proposed facility would replace an existing yard which is now surrounded by urban development.It would include a container terminal, warehousing, handling facilities for bulk goods and forest products and a KiwiRail maintenance site. It would be designed to handle trains up to 1 500 m long, a 60% increase on [...]

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Africa’s first high speed line covers its costs

MOROCCO: Speaking at a press conference on November 20, Moroccan NationalRailways Director General Mohamed Rabie Khlie told media representatives that thehigh speed Al Boraq service launched by King Mohamed VI and French PresidentEmmanuel Macron on November 15 2018 had carried 2·5 million passengers in the ninemonths from January to October. The number of trips is expected to reach 3 million in thefirst full calendar year in December, equivalent to about 8 250 passengers a day.Al [...]

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Strukton updates asset monitoring platform

NETHERLANDS: Strukton has released a ‘completely renewed’ version of its cloud-based POSS Online R7 condition monitoring platform, which uses big data, IoT andmachine learning technology to provide rail asset owners with 24/7 performance insight.POSS Online R7 analyses and interprets the collected data and reports on the root causesof failure modes, adding predictive value to maintenance strategies to enable intervention at the right time and place.Strukton said the open architecture makes the platform future-proof and suitable forintegration [...]

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Transit freight train runs through the Marmaray tunnel

TURKEY: A freight service passed through the Marmaray tunnel under the Bosporusbetween Asia and Europe in Istanbul at 03.30 on the morning of November 7, carrying 42TEU of electronic goods in transit from China to the Czech Republic.The service organised by China Railway Express had taken 12 days to travel from Xi’an,through Kazakhstan, across the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan and then to Turkey via theBaku – Tbilisi – Kars line which was inaugurated in [...]

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Stella Artois train launched

BELGIUM: A rail freight service carrying beer for brewing company AB InBev was inaugurated by Minister-President of Flanders Jan Jambon on October 28.The trains operated by Lineas each carry 47 containers directly from a warehouse owned by Katoen Natie to DP World’s Quay 1700 within the port complex.Along with an existing ‘beer train’ service, this means that the majority of AB InBev’s beer for export through the port will now travel by rail, replacing 20 000 lorry trips a [...]

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TrinityRail®: Hourglass™, TrinFlo™ the New Shape of Railcars

North America’s premier provider of railcar products and services, TrinityRail, brought two new railcars to exhibit at Railway Interchange 2019: the Hourglass™ and the TrinFlo™.The Hourglass™ is a new, patented autorack design intended to optimize interior width for greater access, enhanced ergonomics and what TrinityRail believes will greatly reduce damage claims on motor vehicles being transported.The Hourglass’ side posts and screens have been extended where possible for additional width. In addition to its extra interior width and unique shape, it fits [...]

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Ukrainian Railways considers fleet modernisation options

UKRAINE: National railway UZ is negotiating with manufacturers for the purchase of main line electric locomotives to replace its ageing Soviet-era fleet, including VL8 locomotives first produced in 1955.On October 17 Chairman Yevgen Kravtsov met a French delegation led by Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari to discuss fleet modernisation. According to local media, Alstom plans to offer its Prima T8 freight loco design, with a maximum speed of 120 km/h and the ability to haul up to 9 000 tonnes. It is [...]

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China accelerates construction of freight links

CHINA: The National Development & Reform Commission has issued instructions to accelerate the construction of freight lines to improve the last-mile connectivity of ports, industrial plants, mining sites and logistics parks.The programme covers 127 rail links totalling 1 586 km in 24 provinces and municipalities. These range in length from a 0·9 km line for use by automotive group Volkswagen at Nanhai port in Guangdong province to a 64 km line connecting the Xuwei port area in Lianyungang with [...]

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Three airports rail link PPP signed

THAILAND: The public-private partnership agreement for the construction of a 220 km/h fast rail link between three airports around Bangkok was signed by State Railway of Thailand and the Eastern High-Speed Rail Link Three Airports Co Ltd consortium on October 24.The consortium is led by Charoen Pokphand Group and includes China Railway Construction Corp, Bangkok Expressway & Metro, Italian-Thai Development and CH Karnchang.SHOW FULLSCREENThe signing came a day before the October 25 deadline specified in the bidding terms. It [...]

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