GE to supply 100 locomotives to Egyptian National Railways

GE has signed a Letter of Intent with Egypt's Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply 100 locomotives for passenger and freight operations. The order, which has been valued at $575...

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.

Germany to slash track access charges for rail freight operators

The German government is to substantially discount track access charges to stimulate the country's rail freight sector. Presenting a master plan for the industry on June 23, Germany's Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure,...
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Kenya’s rail freight service closer to launch with delivery of 78 rail vehicles

Kenya Railways has received 18 freight locomotives and 60 wagons to run cargo services on its new standard gauge railway.
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.

Alstom to carry out Akiem loco mid-life overhaul

Alstom's Belfort site will carry out the mid-life overhaul of 23 BB 36000 locomotives owned by SNCF leasing subsidiary Akiem. The BB 36000 series of locomotives were manufactured in Belfort and are now helping support...
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New Zealand government announce almost $1bn in rail investment

New Zealand's 2017 Budget has revealed that its railways are set for a boost of almost $1 billion. KiwiRail will benefit from $450 million to be invested into rail infrastructure and rolling stock, Auckland's City Rail link...
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.
A PKP Cargo diesel locomotive pictured in Węglińcu. Credit: Masur/ Wikimedia.

PKP signs historic contract with the world’s largest steel producer

Polish State Railways (PKP) Cargo has signed an historic contract with Arcelor Mittal Group. The 1.3 billion zl (roughly €306 million) deal will see PKP Cargo continue to transport coal, coke, iron ore, stone and...
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P&O Ferrymasters and Erontrans launch UK-Benelux-Poland rail link

Logistics firms P&O Ferrymasters and Erontrans have launched an intermodal rail service linking the UK, Benelux and central Poland via Europoort, in Rotterdam. P&O Ferries will ship equipment to and from the UK to the firm's...