Topic: Freightliner

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

Freightliner means beans for Kraft Heinz

UK operator Freightliner has been running trials moving foodstuffs for multinational producer Kraft Heinz. The collaboration supports an initiative to connect west and east coast ports called the Liverpool-Humber Optimisation of Freight Transport (LHOFT). The...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Concerns over South Wales’ freight future

A high-level report has cast a shadow over rail freight development in South Wales, just as the railway in the region is undergoing much-needed modernisation. Representatives of the industry say that if adopted, the report...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Optimism as UK rail freight stages recovery

More than 90 per cent of pre-pandemic rail freight traffic volume is back in operation. That seems like good news for the future says Network Rail’s Andy Saunders. The recovery comes despite a thirty per...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

New fleet for Freightliner UK

Work continues to transform former passenger expresses into sturdy freight work horses. Examples of a tried and tested British electric locomotive design are being given a second lease on life as part of the Freightliner...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Greater capacity most important says UK industry

Rail freight professionals in the UK have overwhelmingly chosen increased network capacity as the primary factor required to enable sustainable growth in the sector. This was concluded in an online poll, conducted by corporate law...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Tech-led solution to freight capacity issues

Dynamic Freight Capacity Management. A mouthful but a better way to schedule available paths. More capacity for rail freight, say specialists in the field 3Squared. An independent industry funding body agrees, and has put cash...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Freightliner not messing about

From critical imports at the busiest ports to refuse removal from the busiest urban locations. The UK operations of Freightliner cover the spectrum of economic activity around the country. Like every operator in the rail...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Government asked to support Scottish terminal

The Scottish government has been asked if it will pledge support from a special development fund to reduce fears of closure at the modern freight terminal in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. The facility handles five daily...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Derailment near Southampton

There is more disruption to UK freight services as a second major derailment within a week brings south coast services to a halt, with an intermodal train off the rails near Southampton. Hard pressed engineers on...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton