Four businessmen and one business woman standing talking, in the centre is the UK Rail Minister Huw Merriman and the CEO of GB Railfreight, John Smith

UK rail minister commits investment to freight

Huw Merriman, who holds the rail portfolio in the UK government, has pledged to a number of projects which will directly benefit rail freight operations. Most prominently, he said that the Ely Area Capacity Enhancement...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Sky shot of cranes lifting bridge into place at Bamford in the Hope Valley

UK Hope Valley Upgrade bridges Bamford gap

The Hope Valley freight main line and passenger community lifeline is approaching the endgame of a multi-year upgrade project. Recent line closures have seen major work completed, with key milestones hit by the project team,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Maritime locomotive and truck line up for the cameras

Maritime goes shopping for Tesco trains

They have been collaborating for thirteen years, but they have finally come out and made it public. In a move they have both called ‘strategic’, Maritime Transport has officially taken over the rail operations on...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Overhead shot of a long freight train travelling through village and countryside

Britain reveals Sustainable Rail Blueprint

The independently appointed Railway Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has published its comprehensive vision for the future of rail sustainability. The Sustainable Rail Blueprint, an industry-wide collaboration, aims to realise a more sustainable future for...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Academic meeting with delegates and laptops

Rail Freight Group opens mentoring scheme

The Rail Freight Group (RFG), the UK rail freight trade association, has announced the launch of its 2024 cross-member mentoring programme. The initiative aims to foster skill development and industry knowledge among its members. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton