AusRAIL

CargoSprinters come to town

<p>CRT Group’s first modular freight train has arrived in Australia and will go through its accreditation paces before entering service later this year.</p> <p>The &#8220CargoSprinter&#8221 uses Volvo truck motors to power a fast, lightweight train. It has cabins at both ends to allow single person operation and eliminate the need for shunting.</p> <p>CargoSprinter technology is already being used in Europe. </p> <p>CRT’s first unit was built in Germany, but executive director Colin Rees said it has been Australianised and the company is looking at manufacturing locally.</p> <p>The project has received nearly $7m in support from the Australian Greenhouse Office in recognition of the environmental benefits from transferring freight from road to rail.</p> <br />