What is Railway Transport?

Updated: Jun 28, 2021

Rail transport is also known as train transport. It is a way of transportation which moving people and commodities on wheels running on rails. Rail vehicles follow the tracks directionally on the ground, while other road vehicles run on a flat surface. Paths are usually made of steel, and lay down on sleepers, and usually adapted with metal wheels. Other types are also possible, such as "slab track", in which the rails are fastened to a concrete foundation resting on a prepared subsurface. Comparing with air transport, rail transport can carry something which cannot be brought to the airplane.


It is one of the commonly used, most important and very profitable modes of commuting and goods carriage over either long or short distances. Since this way of transportation runs on metal rails and wheels, it will have lesser frictional resistance which is its fundamental benefit. It helps attach more load in terms of wagons or bulk cargos. This is so called as a train. Usually, trains are machinated by an engine using electricity or on diesel. If there are multiple route networks, complex signalling systems will be used. Rail transport is also faster than most of the modes of land transport. Railway transportation has emerged as one of the most dependable modes of transport in terms of safety. Trains are fast and the least affected by usual bad weather such as rainy or foggy, compared to other transport mechanisms, such as air transportation, road transport, and ocean freight. Comparing with other forms of transport, rail transport is better organised. The reason is that it has fixed routes and schedules. The railway services are more sure and regular compared to other modes of transportation. Spoken of history, rail transport is generated back in ancient Greece from human hauled appliances. Now it has emerged into a modern, convoluted, and sophisticated system used both in urban and cross-country (and continent) networks over long distances.

Railway transportation is a promoter of economic progress, used to mobilize goods as well as people. Passenger railways, underground (or overground) urban metro railways, and goods containers are example of railway transportation. Rail transport has some constraints and limitations also. One of the biggest constraints of railway transportation is the heavy cost. Trains need high capital to build and maintain and the cost is magnified when a whole rail network is to be built. The cost for constructing, maintaining, and upkeep expenses are very high compared to other modes of transport. What's more, rail transport service cannot provide door-to-door service because it is tied to a certain path. Intermediate loading or unloading among cities or stations involves greater cost, and might cost waste of time. Neptune's unique Railway transport Service

Neptune Logistics continuously explores the future development of China-Europe, connecting Singapore with others. Provide operations in the all around the world, optimise transportation organisations, and provide overseas delivery services for CEIBS to the last mile. Neptune Actively expands to the logistics and transportation routes of Russia, Central Asia, and Outer Mongolia and so on. We also have strong relationships with Russian railways, bring customers the best experience on CR express and other rail freight transportation.

Introduction to CR Rail Transportation Services route




Advantages of Neptune CR Express

Develop a budget;

project process description;

feasibility study of the transportation plan;

and tailor-made transportation plans. Professional Team to monitor the whole process. Help customer design the best railway cargo transportation solution. Provide Multimodal transportation solutions, the road to rail and vice versa. 

On-site monitoring and guidance of the transportation process; transportation of oversized cargo.

Weekly delivery service;

short transportation cycle;

high safety factor for train operation;

door-to-door service;

Full visual tracking service.

Technology Logistics Speak of technology, I believe there will be virtual train tours make customer to actually see the status of their cargo and products from far away.

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