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By Frédéric de Kemmeter – Railway signalling and freelance copywriter
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How the China-Europe Railway is affected by the Ukraine invasion?
07/03/2022 – As the Russian invasion of Ukraine is causing additional strain to the global supply chain that is already dealing with coronavirus-related disruptions, rail transport in the region that is at the nexus of Asia and Europe has become a direct victim. The China-Europe Railway Express, or China Railway Express (CRE), is a key logistical cog in President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative. The cross-continent network has served…


Double celebration in China: 50,000th train leaves to Europe
03/02/2022 – Right before China transitioned into the New Year according to its calendar, it saw another reason to celebrate. On 29 January the 50,000th China-Europe train embarked on its journey towards the west. According to Xinhua News Agency, the departure of train X8086/5 from Germany’s Deutsche Bahn sets up firm to strengthen China-Europe freight transport…


Germany’s Deutsche Bahn sets up firm to strengthen China-Europe freight transport
30/11/2021 – Deutsche Bahn’s subsidiary DB Cargo established a new company to strengthen rail freight transport between China and Europe, the German state-owned rail operator announced on Friday. « Climate-friendly and reliable goods transport by rail is becoming increasingly important for global supply chains, » Deutsche Bahn noted. That is why demand along the Belt and Road, the rail route between Europe and…


China-Europe rail freight rising, but border tension sparks new routes
23/11/21 – According to China Railway, between January-October there were 12,605 train trips, carrying 1.22m teu, up respectively 26% and 33% year on year, beating 2020’s 1.14m teu. The railway operator noted there were proportionately more return trips in the first 10 months than last year, with inbound services rising to 81% of outbound. The number of new services also increased…


China’s first fully automated and driverless elevated monorail
06/11/2021 – The first of its kind in China, Wuhu’s new monorail is elevated and equipped with automatic train operation (ATO) grade of operation 4 (GoA4), the most-advanced and highest level of automatic train operation that enables the train to operate both driverless and fully unattended. A fleet of 28 six-car…


logisticsRebirth of Maglev for urban transports
11/30/2020 – It was thought that Europe was no longer interested in this technology, but one entrepreneur still believes in it. The German company Max Bögl has designed a Maglev for urban use in Asia.


Voss_2Chinese group CRRC buys Vossloh Locomotives – 08/27/2019 – This time, it’s going to work: the Chinese CRRC really come in Europe. CRRC acquires Vossloh ‘railway vehicles’ business, a company known for having developed the G2000, G1206, G6, DE18 and many other diesel locomotives. In a statement, the Supervisory Board of Vossloh AG said…


Maglev_10Are futuristic maglev trains could revolutionize railways ?
06/17/2019 – While the world looks at Hyperloop projects with caution, it is useful to look at another railway technology: magnetic levitation, which Europe seems to have definitively cancelled …


Autonomous_railwayAsia takes leadership of trains at 600km / h, and itsn’t good news for Europe and America– 30/05/2019 – The Chinese manufacturer CRRC, which is so scary to European manufacturers, unveils a magnetic levitation train project that could circulate at 600km / h.