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Rockslide in Switzerland: 2000 cubic metres of rock succesfully blasted

At 12:30 hours on 18 June 2012, SBB blasted approximately 2000 cubic metres of rock above the closed Gotthard rail line using 300 kilo of explosives in about 25 blast holes.

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Rockslide in Switzerland: Gotthard line blocked for about a month

The effects of the recent landslide in Gurtnellen (Switzerland) on Tuesday, 5 June 2012 are more drastically than initially assumed.

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5.4% increase of transported goods on the German railway network in 2011

The German Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) reports that domestic as well as foreign railway undertakings transported a total volume of 375 million tonnes of goods on the Germany railway network in 2011.

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Local service dispatcher has significantly improved the cross-border freight traffic in Aachen West

Since September 2010, a "Cross-border dispatcher" has been improving cross-border traffic on the main axis Belgium Harbours–Ruhrgebiet/Eastern Europe as well as Belgium–Cologne/Southern Europe in Aachen West.

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Rail takes greater share of transalpine cargo in first half of 2011

There was an increase in both road and rail freight through the Swiss Alps in the first six months of 2011, with rail taking 64.1% of the total against 62.6% in the same period in 2010.

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