UK

Freightliner means beans for Kraft Heinz

UK operator Freightliner has been running trials moving foodstuffs for multinational producer Kraft Heinz. The collaboration supports an initiative to connect west and east coast ports called the Liverpool-Humber Optimisation of Freight Transport (LHOFT). The...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Construction begins on latest UK terminal

Ground has been broken at SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton Gateway, the latest addition to the growing family of modern intermodal facilities in the UK. The site is adjacent to the important M1 motorway and midway...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Engineering first for freight tunnel

There’s innovation on the East Coast Main Line, as UK engineers begin a complex civil engineering project to install a prefabricated tunnel under the tracks. A massive concrete and steel structure is being hydraulically jacked...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Upgrades on historic Flying Scotsman route

Rail freight and passenger services will be curtailed for much of January, as a vast upgrade project continues on the East Coast Main Line. The route, made famous by the Flying Scotsman express, connects London,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Winter is snow joke for Network Rail

Britain is often mocked for its reaction to slight snow falls, but rail freight ploughs on through in some of the hardiest of winter conditions. The headlines last week, of the Merseyside metro network brought...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Curzon Street HS2 showpiece for Birmingham terminal

Birmingham’s historic Curzon Street Station will be integrated into the city’s new HS2 terminus. A deal has been struck to save the world’s oldest surviving monumental railway architecture. The building will be preserved and incorporated...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Concerns over South Wales’ freight future

A high-level report has cast a shadow over rail freight development in South Wales, just as the railway in the region is undergoing much-needed modernisation. Representatives of the industry say that if adopted, the report...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Brexit: only hours away but many miles to go

Where does rail freight stand in the new UK-European relationship? No matter which side of the Channel, Brexit Transition is upon us. In Southampton and Seville, Cardiff and Cherbourg, Glasgow and Gelsenkirchen – the result...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Liverpool wins in container crunch

Rail freight stands to be a winner as the port of Liverpool secures more intermodal traffic. From this week, 2M Alliance – a vessel-sharing partnership between Maersk and MSC – is bringing a transatlantic loop...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton