Lighter loads moved shorter distances. That could be the headline interpretation of the latest industry statistics from the UK Office of Rail and Road. Freight figures show the lowest total tonne-kilometre figures of the century so far. Despite the performance of the sector, and daily news of expansion, there are concerns that the effects of the coronavirus crisis are only...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK Clayton shunts into electric future with Beacon

A name very much from the British engineering past shunts firmly into the future with a deal to supply hybrid motive power for multinational leasing company. Clayton Equipment, the only British independent heavy locomotive manufacturer,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Hungarian railway. Photo: Maxpixel

Paper documents not necessarily needed right now

As a result of COVID-19’s impact on the railway industry, some railway companies are confronted with challenges in preparing and collecting paper-based documents required for customs procedures. If needed, electronic documents could temporarily be accepted,...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

More electric traction for UK freight

With passenger fleets updating to new, multiple unit operations, there is a tried and tested fleet of electric locomotives ready for a new life at the head of freight trains around the UK. Efficient hand-me-down-history is...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton