Topic: Rail freight

French Rungis-Perpignan route to reopen after 2 years

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...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

UK high-speed rail HS2 may never reach Leeds

There are fears that Britain’s high-speed railway project HS2 may never be extended beyond the London – Birmingham link, currently under construction. The extension of the project to reach Leeds may be shelved according to...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Photo: Trafikverket / Veidekke

Sweden accelerates the North Bothnia railway

Sweden is taking the next step for the Norrbotnia line, a 270 kilometre new coastal high-speed railway between Umeå and Luleå. Infrastructure manager Trafikverket received the task to start planning the next section, Skellefteå –...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts