The Rungis-Perpignan freight line connecting the Paris metropolitan area with southeastern France will reopen after two years of deactivation. The route will facilitate the intermodal transport of fresh produce between the two regions and will start operations in mid-October.Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios
image: SNCF / Jean-Jacques D'Angelo

France halves track access charges until 2024

The French government will invest 170 million euros per year until 2024 in the rail freight industry. Among other measures, half of the track access charges will be subsidised. It wants to double the transport...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Deutsche Bahn settles conflict with union GDL

Deutsche Bahn (DB) and the Union of German Locomotive Drivers (GDL) have agreed on a collective agreement. After multiple strikes, this settles the collective bargaining conflict with the union. DB will give employees two corona...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

New locomotive leasing company Nexrail joins EU market

Nexrail will focus on providing innovative, sustainable locomotives for non-electrified operations, and is currently dedicated to the freight and shunting markets. It has purchased 53 shunting locomotives, and ordered another 50 hybrid locomotives from Vossloh.Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Corruption scheme found at Ukrainian Railways

The Ukrainian Security Service has uncovered a large-scale corruption scheme in Ukrainian Railways. Officials of the regional branch of the South-Western Railway knowingly accepted rubber materials of dubious quality and unreasonably transferred more than 800...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts