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UK network damage may last months

Major routes wrecked by recent derailments and landslides will be out of action for months, says a report. Some locations will not be repaired until Christmas. The city of Aberdeen could face disruption for most...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

The rebirth of the once familiar Red Star service

The decrease in passenger traffic due to the pandemic has accelerated several plans for high-value and light goods freight services. Both freight and passenger operators across Europe are bringing projects online, or planning to get...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

DRS 88s crossing through Lancaster, UK for film scene

Advanced design bi-mode locomotives have been caught on camera crossing through an historic university city. Direct Rail Services commitment to carbon-free economy were demonstrated by intermodal operations in action. Modern-day freight encounter evokes classic film...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Wales tanker train derailment causes huge fire

A freight train derailed and caught fire in South Wales, UK, late on Wednesday night. The accident forced the evacuation of homes in the village of Liangennech, nearby Llanelli in Carmarthenshire. There are no fatalities...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Samskip re-opens Amsterdam-Hull short-sea line

Multimodal transport operator Samskip reintroduces direct short-sea links between Amsterdam and Hull, in the UK. This is in response to recovering traffic between the UK and north-European countries. Especially when it comes to containerised cargo,...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Could British trams carry more than just passengers?

With news that freight trials are under consideration in Karlsruhe, could British tram operators follow their German counterparts and carry more than passengers on their light urban rails? Would frustrated business owners welcome the opportunity...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

New style rail parcels nearer to delivery

The UK is closer to a faster, greener version of the traditional parcels train. Several enterprises are racing towards trials and implementing services to answer the modern needs of business and consumers. The major passenger...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton