CN’s net income rises to $659 million

CN has reported its financial and operating results for the third quarter and nine-month period that ended Sept. 30, 2011. Net income increased 19% from the year-earlier quarter to C$659 million, with diluted earnings per...

ARTC to deliver final stage of Southern Sydney Freight Line

Leighton Contractors has been selected by Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to deliver the final stage of the Southern Sydney Freight Line (SSFL) in an Alliance contract worth $150 million for Leighton Contractors. The Alliance...

DB freight train arrives from China into Duisburg after 10,300km journey

A container train from Chongqing in China arrived on the evening of 4 April into Duisburg, Germany after travelling for 16 days. The DB Schenker freight test train completed the journey of 10,300 km after...

DB Schenker Rail UK wins three Rail Freight Group Awards

DB Schenker Rail UK won three major Rail Freight Group Awards presented in Oxford on the evening of Tuesday 13 September 2011. The Rail Freight Group Awards celebrate the best in innovation and achievement in...

Queensland approves massive coal mine and rail project

Queensland has ushered through the construction of a $16.5 billion coal mine and rail project in the state's resource-rich Galilee Basin. Although subject to environmental approvals, the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail project will see a...
Credit: Getzner.

Increasing the lifespan of heavy haul lines in Scandinavia

Austrian firm Getzner has developed a range of new rail products to increase the service life of heavy freight in Scandinavia to even higher loads.

AAR: ‘Freight rail investments propel record industry safety achievements’

The Association of American Railroads today told Congress that private capital investments made over the past 30 years by the nation’s freight railroads have helped propel the industry’s enviable safety record. Testifying on behalf of...

GB Railfreight tests Northfleet freight link

GB Railfreight has operated the first test locomotive on a new freight line to be used by Crossrail to transfer millions of tonnes of excavated material from London to Northfleet, Kent. Lafarge have reinstated a...

Eurotunnel passenger and freight figures rise

Eurotunnel experienced growth in both its passenger and freight operations in the first half of 2014. The biggest increase was experienced within Eurotunnel's rail freight subsidiary, Europorte, which saw a 15 per cent rise in...
A stock photo of Baku railway station. Credit: Andrii Zhezhera/Shutterstock.

A new gateway to China: Europe prepares for the launch of Baku–Tbilisi–Kars railway

A new rail corridor linking Azerbaijan to Turkey via Georgia is set to launch in September, establishing a new freight link between Europe and China.

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