UK

ORR Freight statistics show some falls

The latest figures from the Office of Rail and Road crept out in the first week of March. They show a slight decline in freight traffic metrics on Britain’s railways. The fourth quarter will likely...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

DC Rail staying busy for UK future economy

Rail freight operators who have adapted best to the radical changes brought about by Coronavirus crisis are seeing busy timetables and order books. Many operators agree that the answer to the crisis is to keep...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

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 budget scant on rail detail

The first UK budget since Brexit delivered a large package of investment pledges, aimed at helping the economy in the short and long term. However, in the transport sector, it was roads that were the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton