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PKP Cargo gains access from the Baltic to the Adriatic

SLOVENIA: The Advanced World Transport subsidiary of privatised Polish freight operator PKP Cargo purchased an 80% stake in Slovenian freight company Primol-Rail on December 6. Primol-Rail was founded in 2016, although it has not yet begun train operations. ‘This purchase creates the opportunity to enter the Slovenian market’, said PKP Cargo CEO Czesław Warsewicz. ‘Now […]

Poland and Ukraine planning new rail connections

Poland and Ukraine plan to launch new rail connections between Lublin and Lviv, and Przemyśl and Niżankowice in the Lviv region, said Andrzej Adamczyk and Volodymyr Omelanon, the ministers of infrastructure from both countries on Wednesday. Minister Adamczyk explained that it is about launching connections using existing infrastructure. “If we manage to agree, we will […]

The New Silk Road

In January 2017 a freight train arrived in Barking in east London, carrying 44 containers of clothes and suitcases to be sold on the high street. This would have been an otherwise unremarkable event but for the fact that it had set off 18 days previously from the heavily polluted city of Yiwu in central […]

Germany To China Rail Connection

A train, carrying 112 Mercedes-Benz cars, started its trip in Bremen, Germany on Oct. 29, and traveled 14,000 km across Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan, and arrived in Chongqing via the Horgos Port, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The one-way trip took 16 days and 16 hours, reducing transportation time by more than two-thirds […]

Alstom opens Coradia Stream train production line in Polish facility

From Railway Technology Rolling stock manufacturer Alstom has opened a production line of Intercity Next Generation (ICNG) trains at its Polish facility in Katowice. The fitting line will be utilised to assemble Coradia Stream trains for Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), the national railway operator in the Netherlands. Spanning 6,500m2, the production hall features 20 workstations to […]

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