China to Europe less-than-container-load service launched

Kuehne + Nagel has launched a less-than-container-load rail freight service from Wuhan to Poznań, Duisburg and Hamburg via Russia. Complementing its established full container service, KN Eurasia Express is targeted at shipments from industries such as automotive, high-tech and fashion. Eastbound services from Europe to Asia are also available.
International Rail News

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ERTMS with satellite positioning trial completed

International Rail News
A final test train ran from Cagliari to Decimomannu in Sardinia on February 24 as part of the ERSAT EAV project to integrate ERTMS with Galileo satellite positioning and public telecoms networks to provide a low-cost train control option for regional and low-traffic rail routes.

The Andersons Rail reports solid year in weakening market

International Rail News
Diversified agricultural product and rail group The Andersons Inc reports that its Rail Group ‘led the way’ across the business in 2016. Looking forward, it said freight volumes had shown signs of improvement after a difficult operating environment last year, and it believes the Rail Group's lease and wagon portfolio ‘positions it well to manage the rail cycle with a highly diverse customer base that represents a wide spectrum of industries’.

Progress Rail tests remanufactured Tier 4 shunting loco

International Rail News
Progress Rail has completed initial testing of a EMD24B locomotive produced from remanufactured components, and has begun the process of obtaining Tier 4 emissions certification. The 2000 hp locomotive will also undergo 3 000 h of in-service testing with Anacostia Rail Holdings' Pacific Harbor Line, which operates at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Helsinki – Tallinn tunnel feasibility studies underway

International Rail News
EUROPE: Two consortia have been appointed to study the feasibility of the FinEst Link proposal to build a 92 km under-sea railway tunnel linking Finland and Estonia.

Heavy freight locomotives on test

International Rail News
RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Bryansk Engineering Plant has rolled out its first 3TE25K2M diesel locomotive, a three-section design developed from the twin-section 2TE25K Peresvet.

Cane train derailment unfounded: Wilmar Sugar

A PROSERPINE man has vowed to blockade the road leading to the Wilmar mill in Proserpine if the plans go ahead to cancel a rail contract between Aurizon and the town's sugar mill.

Call to clarify business case for rail routeyesterday in Tram and Light Rail News

Rail routes stay closedyesterday in Western Australian Rail News

HS2 Phase 1 bill receives Royal Assentyesterday in International Rail News

Great Britain records 10 years without train fatalitiesyesterday in International Rail News

RZD International completes Beograd – Pančevo upgradeyesterday in International Rail News

Dutch provinces tender operating contract2 days ago in International Rail News

Back on track2 days ago in New Zealand Rail News

EU backs Croatian electrification project2 days ago in International Rail News

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