UK

East Midlands Gateway one year onwards

Freeport status for neighbouring East Midlands Airport cannot do any harm to the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange at East Midlands Gateway (EMG). Maritime Transport Limited, better known simply as Maritime, is celebrating the first anniversary...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Freight features in joint Irish plans

Increased use of rail freight is a desired outcome for a new study of railway utilisation in Ireland. A joint initiative has been proposed by the devolved UK government in Belfast, and the Irish Republic’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Can Green Ports be Scotland’s Rail Ports?

The UK has a freeport initiative, and the English winners were announced by the UK chancellor Rishi Sunak in his budget speech in March. However, the devolved governments in the UK have responsibility for Northern...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

New terminals planned in England and Scotland

New freight terminals planned for Scotland and England have had mixed responses from the neighbours. In central Scotland a new proposal occupying part of a former steel works has met fierce opposition from local residents....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Rail vital to Aberdeen harbour development

Aberdeen is expanding its maritime activities, and rail freight is set to play a central role. Existing rail freight facilities will see a new lease on life as Aberdeen Harbour plans a massive expansion. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

HS2 celebrates 100 Buckinghamshire trains

The high-speed rail project, HS2, has celebrated bringing in the one-hundredth train to its Buckinghamshire contraction site in the south east of England. The company says the milestone operations has already taken the equivalent of...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Software solution for tight fit UK gauge

UK-based rail gauging experts D/Gauge are set to release their new ‘Rift’ software package to the industry at large. The Derby headquartered specialists say the clearance assessment software will transform the safety-critical and commercially-sensitive process....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton