Rail freight

Sheffield derailment RAIB preliminary report

Track fastenings failure led to the Sheffield cement train derailment in November, says the independent watchdog in the UK, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch. The RAIB has determined that a track failure led to the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Commission approves Austrian support scheme

The European Commission has approved an Austrian financial support scheme for rail freight transportation. The scheme which is compiled by two measures aims to cover grants and relieve rail operators from track access charges. With...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

This week in RailFreight Live

This week in RailFreight Live, we discuss the penalties on operating noisy trains in Germany. We talk about the UK’s Autumn Spending Review and the place of rail in this. And, we broadcast part a...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Joint freeport bid from Felixstowe and Harwich

Two of the historically busiest ports in England have entered a joint bid for Freeport status under a UK government competition to identify up to ten locations around the country. Felixstowe, known primarily for intermodal...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Milan-Rotterdam service sees new expansion

The intermodal connection between Milan and Rotterdam will have three new weekly itineraries as of 12 January 2021. The two cities are already connected with daily trains seven times per week. Good cooperation and demand...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

Why Hugo Boss takes the train on the New Silk Road

Safety, speed, sustainability, and reliability: these are the core characteristics that Hugo Boss values more in rail transportation and the New Silk Road. Christiano Vecci, Transport Specialist at Hugo Boss Ticino, shared his companies’ experience...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

Czech Republic to Britain: new multimodal service

As of Monday 16 November, P&O Ferrymasters runs a multimodal connection linking Czech Republic to Britain. The connection includes a train service between Lovosice and Europoort-Rotterdam, with the possibility of a further sea connection to...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios