UK

Freight on target but Network Rail warned

The Office of Rail and Road, the oversight body in the UK, has said it is investigating the performance of Network Rail, the infrastructure manager for most of the network, and has issued a warning...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

HS2 costs into twelve figures claims report

A leaked draft of a forthcoming review says the cost of Britain’s HS2 – the rail project connecting London, Birmingham and the North of England – has reached over 100bn pounds Sterling (117bn euro ), and...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Future for UK timber trains in Scotland

There are fresh calls for a more sustainable approach to the timber industry, and a new look at bringing back rail as the prime mover. However, even supporters say there are considerable commercial challenges. Timber trains...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Demand outstrips supply at Channel Tunnel

Overwhelming demand for freight shuttle transportation led to extensive delays for UK lorry traffic heading for the continent on Friday. While trains ran smoothly, the wait extended over the course of the day and only...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Felixstowe Port. Photo: Network Rail

New rail destination from the Port of Felixstowe

A new daily rail service has been introduced at Hutchison Ports, at the port of Felixstowe. The new connection from the UK’s largest container port, runs to Maritime Transport’s newly opened East Midlands Gateway. The new...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Eurotunnel

New access charges for UK high speed line

Access charges are going up on the dedicated high speed line connecting London and the Channel Tunnel. But freight traffic gets a break, thanks to the regulator. HS1 Limited, the company that operates the line,...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard

Huge programme of engineering works in UK

A huge programme of works is planned over the Festive break in the UK. The end of December until the first week in January is the most intense period of maintenance, upgrades and installations. ’Twas the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK figures show the end of coal

Coal traffic has all but died out on the rail freight routes of the UK, marking an end to the industrial era that gave birth to the railway age. This was shown by the latest...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton