UK

Cemex UK pouring resources into rail

The aggregates conglomerate Cemex is looking to build on its relationship with rail in the UK. They have already upgraded facilities at their Derbyshire quarry, and their handling facility in Salford, Greater Manchester. There is...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Vital London railway line re-opens

Services on the Gospel Oak to Barking line near London are expected to resume tomorrow, 19 February. This line was damaged by a derailed freight wagon. The work is almost complete with all the new...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Barking derailment under RAIB investigation

With the busy north London Barking to Gospel Oak line still out of action, questions still remain unanswered as to the cause of the incident, which has left freight operators seeking alternative routes and commuters...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

West Coast Main Line casualty of Ciara

The British Isles have been buffeted by one of the fiercest storms in a decade, and the busiest long distance route in the country has been knocked out of action. The West Coast Main Line (WCML),...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Orange saftey suited engineer inspects stockpile of new rails at British Steel works in UK

Re-railing Britain after the derailments

Two major freight derailments hit the UK network in January. Trains came off at Barking in London and Eastleigh on the south coast. You can read the latest updates here. With the incidents ripping up...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Government asked to support Scottish terminal

The Scottish government has been asked if it will pledge support from a special development fund to reduce fears of closure at the modern freight terminal in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. The facility handles five daily...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

GBRf pitches for Scottish business

The head of a leading rail freight operator in Britain has made its case for more business in Scotland, which would grow the overall market and reduce rural road miles. John Smith, the founder and chief...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK freight network remains disrupted by derailments

Britain’s freight network remains disrupted by two significant derailments in the last week of January, the effects of which are likely to be felt for months. At one scene, in Hampshire in the south of England, Colas Rail UK has been working hard to repair the extensive...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Class 66 locomotives named Maritime Intermodal One and Two

Maritime success in East Midlands

Rapidly developing freight operator Maritime is making a main line express out of its five-days a week flow between the busy east of England port at Felixstowe and East Midlands Gateway, very much the inland...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton