UK

Software solution for tight fit UK gauge

UK-based rail gauging experts D/Gauge are set to release their new ‘Rift’ software package to the industry at large. The Derby headquartered specialists say the clearance assessment software will transform the safety-critical and commercially-sensitive process....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Brake vans shunted into history

The brake van, a relic of Victorian railway technology which has not been seen in active service for over thirty years, has finally been written out of railway operations. Updates to freight operating instructions have...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Is the UK heading for a nationwide rail dispute?

UK’s union that represents rail, maritime and transport workers (RMT), has expressed concern over the long-term reductions in the passenger timetable. This would mean workers are made redundant, and this in turn will affect all...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

GB Railfreight acquires 100 new twin wagons

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has partnered up with Porterbrook and Greenbrier for constructing and leasing a hundred Greenbrier 60’ intermodal twin wagons. Greenbrier, a rail manufacturing company, will undertake the task of building the new railcars....Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

UK Freightliner goes large for aggregates…again

The UK operator Freightliner, part of the American-owned Genesee & Wyoming corporation, has successfully completed a trial running of another ‘Jumbo’ aggregates service between the Peak District and London for customers Tarmac. At nearly 4000...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Liverpool aggregates delivery win for GBRf

UK rail freight operator GB Railfreight is cleaning up in Cumbria with a new contract. After successful trials, GB Railfreight (GBRf) has just announced a two-year deal with Hanson, the multi-national supplier of heavy building...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

England’s Hope Valley to be upgraded 

The UK government has rubber-stamped a 137 million pound investment (153 million euros) for the Hope Valley line. The route is the major mixed-use connection between the cities of Sheffield and Manchester, and also serves...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Felixstowe’s rush to rail continues

The UK’s busiest intermodal port, Felixstowe, has signed a deal for another express intermodal service – the second new agreement in seven days. Hutchison Ports, the owners of the East of England facility, announced this...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Grangemouth is Scotland’s newest rail hub

The Port of Grangemouth has commissioned its new three million pound (3.3 million euros) rail freight hub. The works, which modernised and expanded an existing but limited facility, has created twin sidings, capable of handling...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

GB Railfreight connects Felixstowe with Yorkshire

Answering further demand for rail-served freight operations, a new daily rail service has been introduced, connecting the UK’s busiest container port, Felixstowe, with the heavily populated conurbation of West Yorkshire. The rail operation – a...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Devon development is opportunity for freight and HS2

A mothballed quarry, potentially supplying the HS2 project, could be the surprise beneficiary of a development promoted by the UK government to reverse an overzealous rationalisation programme of the 1960s and 1970s. Forthcoming reinstatement of...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton