Rail freight

Derailment near Southampton

There is more disruption to UK freight services as a second major derailment within a week brings south coast services to a halt, with an intermodal train off the rails near Southampton. Hard pressed engineers on...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Image of WH David and VTG sign the deal, from left: Jonathan Hamer, Finance Director of WH Davis; Stewart Greenwood, MD of WH Davis; Nigel Day, Engineering Director, VTG Rail UK and Rob Brook, Head of VTG Rail UK at VTG's offices in Birmingham.

VTG chose WH Davis for Ecofret2

VTG Rail UK has signed an agreement with WH Davis to build 84 of their new trademarked Ecofret2 triple container wagons. The East Midlands manufacturer was selected ahead of a stellar field of other European...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
A freight train at a red signal, source: Network Rail

Faster freight pledge from Network Rail

Getting more freight onto the UK’s railways and off the UK’s roads, is dependent on making schedules more reliable, says Network Rail, the agency responsible for infrastructure capacity. Easier said than done says everyone else. Network...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel
Freight trains on north-south corridor Europe

2019: the year of a much-needed reboot

Today is the last day of the year 2019, a good moment to look back at a very interesting year for rail freight in Europe. Four industry leaders look back, and share their ambitions for...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Wels-Vienna-Budapest line 3 times per week

The Austrian Rail Cargo Group and German Kombiverkehr have partnered up to realise a three-weekly rail freight connection between Wels, Vienna and Budapest. The three cities in Germany, Austria and Hungary are main nodes in...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen