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- Chapter 4: The rise and fall of rail - fluctuating fortunes for modern rail infrastructure up to the 21st century. Mitchell, Malcolm // Civil Engineering (10212000);May2014, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p78
The article presents the historical background of transport infrastructure in South Africa up to the end of the 20th century. Topics discussed include the rise and fall of modern rail infrastructure up to the 21st century, the growth in freight traffic in the 1950s-60s, and the importance of...
- It is time to resolve Radlett. Walker, Angus // Modern Railways;Sep2011, Vol. 68 Issue 756, p12
The author discusses the need for strategic rail freight interchanges (SRFIs) to reduce the number of cargo transported by land, and the five-year legal battle of Helioslough to gain permission for conversion of the Radlett airfield in England into an SRFI. He explores the appeals of...
- Still Dark in the Tunnel. Gallagher, John // Traffic World;8/30/2004, Vol. 268 Issue 35, p27
Reports on the alternatives to rail freight being considered by shippers in the U.S. Reasons of shippers for seeking alternative to rail service; Strategies to increase fleet size and shipment lead times; Response of shippers to expected increases in rail rates. INSET: CN, behind on the numbers.
- The Week. // Traffic World;5/24/2004, Vol. 268 Issue 21, p9
Presents news briefs about the transportation industry in the United States as of May 24, 2004. Trucking rates; Congestion problems of the Union Pacific Railroad; Impact of the hours of service rules on shippers; Plans of shippers to shift cargo from airlines to ground.
- FUTURE TOURS DIARY. // Railways Illustrated;Jul2010, Vol. 8 Issue 7, p84
A calendar of events in Great Britain from June to December 2010 is presented which includes the trip of Casetas-Caspe-Casetas, the use of freight line DB-PKP in Cottbus-Wroclaw tour, and the October Halloween specials between Nossen and Freiburg.
- Alpine rail freight under threat. // Railway Gazette International;Oct2006, Vol. 162 Issue 10, p641
This article deals with the threat facing the future of rail freight in the Swiss Alps. A law was passed during the 1990s that requires freight hauled by road across the Alps to be switched to raft. As the law will no longer apply after 2010, new legislation is needed. The transport ministry has...
- Istanbul--KÃ¶ln 'shuttle' trial. // Railway Gazette International;Jun2004, Vol. 160 Issue 6, p319
Reports on the planned weekly freight services between Germany and Turkey by December 2004 following the successful trial rail travel from Istanbul to KÃ¶ln. Objective of the trial; Routes travelled by the train used in the trial; Factor that would attract traffic from lorries.
- Speed up efforts to untangle rail, road congestion. Krebs, Robert D. // Crain's Chicago Business;3/21/2005, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p20
The article informs that with increasing congestion in and around Chicago, freight trains now creep through our region at an average 9 mph. Meanwhile, the average motorist suffers a cumulative annual delay of 56 hours on area roads, up from 16 hours in the early 1980s. Those are the findings of...
- Eurotunnel faces truckers' revolt. // Rail Business Intelligence;12/16/2004, Issue 236, p3
Reports on the opposition of haulage companies to Eurotunnel's proposal to reduce freight shuttle capacity by concentrating on the needs of selected key customers who provide large volumes of regular traffic. Response of Neil Kidby of S&K Haulage to a decision to increase charges imposed on...