The RCG at the first China International Import Expo

The business between China and Europe is booming. Around 4,000 trains a year travel between Europe and Asia with goods such as construction machinery, consumer goods and clothing. The Rail Cargo Group handled around 400 of these trains in 2018. Reason enough to present our expertise and portfolio at the China International Import Expo (CIIE)Read More


Freight traffic on quiet soles

Did you know that freight trains are just as loud as trucks? Both have a sound level of 90 dB (decibels). The pain wave, i.e. the noise level considered hazardous to health, is between 120 and 130 dB. Nevertheless, the noise generated by freight trains is often particularly disturbing for people living near railway lines.Read More


Container gate to the world – Wolfurt reloaded

Terminal Wolfurt is the central logistics hub for transhipment traffic in conventional wagonload traffic and for combined transport.  The expansion of the freight centre into an international hub not only benefits the Vorarlberg economy and the Lake Constance region.Read More

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Wheeled power: The Shimmns

Our Shimmns type freight wagon has a sliding tarpaulin or steel cover and is mainly used for transporting steel wire coils. A material that is essential for the automotive industry, for example.Read More

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Railways simply explained: Shunting

No trains can run without shunting. Every train is created through shunting. Find out why, how and where the trains are formed and what conditions wagons must be in in order to get them from the railway yard and onto the tracks.Read More

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The RCG at the InnoTrans 2018

The ÖBB Rail Cargo Group is once again represented at the InnoTrans this year. The InnoTrans is the leading international trade fair for transport technology, which takes place every two years in Berlin and is divided into five segments: Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction.Read More

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Boxstop for our Taurus-locomotive

Traction vehicles also have to get maintained on a regular basis and it is quite a feat when a Taurus weighing almost 90 tons, the bull among the ÖBB locomotives, has to change wheels. This is essential in order to make rail freight transport safe, reliable and efficient.Read More


Wood is traveling environmentally friendly on rails

From the tree trunk to the diverse materials to bio-fuel. It is impossible to imagine life without wood. Before this sustainable material can be processed in a wide variety of forms, it usually has to travel – more and more often in an environmentally friendly way by rail .Read More


An entire circus takes the train

The much loved, famous Circus Roncalli is on tour again, making the eyes of young and old light up with delight. The circus company, based in Germany, relies on the tailor-made carrier and logistics services of the Rail Cargo Group for the transport of 1,200 tons of circus equipment by rail.Read More


Produce your own spare parts: 3D printers make it possible

Our goal is to produce the necessary spare parts for rail vehicles quickly and efficiently ourselves so that they are available whenever they are needed. 3D printers should soon make this possible. Technicians from ÖBB-Technische Services are working intensively on this. For us, this means faster vehicle availability in the future.Read More

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