Rail freight

UK Freight now priority by default 

It is a vital resource in the fight against coronavirus. Now, rail freight is running almost unhindered on the UK network. Metro services like the London Underground may still be running with significant loadings, but...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
A freight train at a red signal, source: Network Rail

Priority pathing for UK freight movements

The UK government has alluded to switching priorities on the British railway network. The move would give freight trains a clear path in preference to other traffic, in a way that has not been seen...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Amid crisis UK rail freight rallies to beat corona

Deserted concourses and empty platforms. The passenger network is becoming like Christmas Day, every day. With the British government placing stringent restrictions on movement and business activity, the rail freight sector has an increasingly important...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK-bound intermodal restarts from Xi’an

UK logistics operator and freight forwarder Davies Turner has restarted its fixed-day, weekly direct import service from China to the UK. The rail departure terminal is Xi’an. The original departure terminal for the service, Wuhan,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Is a true shift to rail possible in Poland?

In Poland the expenditure on the development of transport infrastructure as well as intermodal hubs increased significantly between 2000 and 2020. Did this development contribute to a shift to rail? And is a shift from...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Massive expansion at zero-emissions Scottish terminal

Mossend near Glasgow is undergoing a significant transformation, that will see the terminal emerge later this year as the greatly enhanced Mossend International Railfreight Park. Not only will it be Scotland’s self-styled twenty-first century rail...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton