Topic: Department for Transport

Freight train speeds through a station at night

Moving UK’s logistics market to high-speed rail

There was added impetus to this week’s conference of stakeholders in Britain’s high-speed rail industry. There was much talk of the recent revelations that the London to Birmingham HS2 high-speed railway project would be subject...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Wales to nationalise railways from early 2021

The devolved government in Wales, which acts autonomously of the UK government for transport and other matters, has announced today that it will take direct public control of the entire rail network within the principality....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Significant upgrade for East Coast Main Line

The UK government has today announced additional funding to implement real-time digital signalling on stretches of the East Coast Main Line as part of a programmed upgrade. The investment of 350 million British Pounds (388...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Railway line in Croatia, source: HŽ Infrastruktura

UK rail supply industry supports safe return to work

UK’s Railway Industry Association has welcomed coronavirus-related assurances from UK government and the infrastructure agency Network Rail. Official advice states that where work can go ahead safely, it should do so, as the tentative relaxation...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Felixstowe Port. Photo: Network Rail

UK container freight to EU increased

Container traffic between UK ports and EU countries increased by nine per cent to 3.6 million TEUs in 2016. In units, the increase was eight per cent to 2.0 million units. Freight traffic to and...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen