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Sheffield derailment RAIB preliminary report

Track fastenings failure led to the Sheffield cement train derailment in November, says the independent watchdog in the UK, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch. The RAIB has determined that a track failure led to the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Joint freeport bid from Felixstowe and Harwich

Two of the historically busiest ports in England have entered a joint bid for Freeport status under a UK government competition to identify up to ten locations around the country. Felixstowe, known primarily for intermodal...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK rail freight responds to Spending Review

UK chancellor Rishi Sunak promised that rail will feature in the pandemic recovery programme. He said this in the Autumn Spending Review to the British parliament on Wednesday. Despite the worst ever economic figures in...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Services resume after Bradford fire

A huge line-side fire has disrupted rail services in and around the north of England city of Bradford for a full week. However, Network Rail has confirmed that a full train service is expected to...Read more
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HS2 accredited green by British Standards Institute

HS2 has an extensive carbon management programme in place, and now it has been recognised with a globally recognised accreditation. The builders behind Britain’s new high-speed railway have been awarded the PAS 2080 global accreditation,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Network Rail combats global warming

The UK infrastructure agency, Network Rail, is the first railway company in the world to set ambitious science-based targets to limit global warming. The commitments are independently qualified and quantified, committing Network Rail to cutting...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Sheffield blocked as cement train derails

A major derailment occured in the English city of Sheffield. The accident happened within the main passenger station. Freight and passenger services are suspended or severely curtailed. Although highly disruptive, the low-speed incident has not...Read more
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