Topic: Aggregates

Aggregate terminal to revive Scots line?

The Kincardine Railway has been dormant for more than five years. However, a proposed aggregates terminal would bring regular rail freight traffic back to this mothballed line in Scotland. The dormant railway line in Kincardine...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Track works at Dore looking west towards Hope Valley

England: Hope Valley Project in final push

Work has started on the final engineering project to upgrade the Hope Valley line in the north of England. The line, which crosses the Pennines (north-south ridge chain), and connects Sheffield with Manchester, will be...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
A party of about twenty people at Tunstead Quarry pose in front of several freight locomotives

Ten million tons moved by rail HS2 and counting

The high-speed rail project HS2 reached the important milestone of moving ten million tonnes of construction materials by rail. The accomplishment is particularly important considering the project reached its target way ahead of its time,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Lowestoft aggregates goes live

Another week, another new aggregates terminal in the UK. This time, it’s far out. Far out east – as far out east as it is possible to go on the British mainland and still be...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Hanson opens second aggregates depot for London

Aggregates conglomerate Hanson has opened a new rail-served depot at West Drayton. On the Great Western Main Line (GWML), the depot serves construction industry customers in the capital and large infrastructure projects nationwide.Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton