Credit: Kazakhstan Temir Zholy.

Kazakhstan national railway signs agreement with Japanese logistics firm

Kazakhstan national railway company Temir Zholy has signed an agreement with Japanese logistics firm Nippon Express to strengthen cooperation.
A TasRail locomotive passes along a coastline in Tasmania. Credit: TasRail.

Aussie operator TasRail hires penguin expert ahead of coastal works

Australian train operator TasRail has released a request for tender for coastal erosion and landslip works in north west Tasmania.

CP launches direct Vancouver to Detroit service

The new service, which will operate seven days a week, will reduce journey times between the west coast and Detroit by up to 48 hours, CP has said.
KiwiRail said that speed has come before beauty in the rebuild effort. Pictured above is Bridge 131, near Wharanui, a replacement bridge that has been made from used steel spans - including the graffitied one shown above. Credit: KiwiRail.

New Zealand’s South Island line ‘very close’ to re-opening following Kaikoura earthquake

KiwiRail CEO Peter Reidy said it has been one of the country's biggest rail rebuilds since World War Two.

Hector Rail and LKAB sign iron ore train contract

Sweden's Hector Rail has signed a five-year contract with the mining company LKAB to move iron ore from its sites in Kiruna and Malmberget.

DB Cargo places 100-locomotive framework order with Siemens

DB Cargo has signed a framework agreement with Siemens worth a quarter of a billion euros for up to 100 new Vectron locomotives.

RailRunner launches Bratislava-Braunschweig block train service

The European arm of US intermodal freight company RailRunner has launched a new service between Bratislava, Slovakia, and Braunschweig, Germany. A block train service will operate daily in both directions, initially carrying pocket wagons and craneable mega...
China-Belarus No. 2 electric freight locomotive has obtained the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) vehicle safety standard certification. Credit: CRRC.

CRRC electric locomotive to run in Eurasia following safety certification

The freight train has been granted the necessary EEU vehicle safety standard certification - a first for a Chinese high-power AC drive locomotive - meaning it can run in the likes of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Credit: United Wagon Company.

United Wagon Company to ship 20 wagons to Russian sodium sulfate producer

United Wagon Company (UWC) has begun the shipment of 20 goods wagons to sodium sulfate producer Kuchukterminal.
A DB Class 152 locomotive pictured in 2006. Railion is now a part of DB Cargo. Credit: Sebastian Terfloth.

Siemens to install predictive maintenance technology on DB Cargo locomotives

DB Cargo has taken a step closer to achieving its 2020 goal of fitting 2,000 trains with diagnostic technology following a new deal with Siemens.