Topic: Great British Railways

UK spark of genius for a net-zero railway by 2050

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has released an ambitious blueprint titled “Delivering a Lower Cost, Higher Performing Net Zero Railway by 2050”. The Association, which mainly represents the interests of supply chain members, says it...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
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

Great British Railways delay makes HQ bidders unhappy

Last week, the UK transport minister, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, admitted that the legislation to introduce the new over-arching railway management agency, Great British Railways, would be delayed. She told the formidable cross-party Transport Select Committee that...Read more
|1 comment|author: Simon Walton
Welder at work on the railway with sparks flying

UK transport policy in meltdown

Never mind the prime ministerial resignation. GBR could be scrapped. Strikes could be outlawed. Such is the febrile level of disarray in the UK government that not one, but two major transport policies, both worthy...Read more
|1 comment|author: Simon Walton

UK’s Network Rail plays the green card

The British infrastructure management agency has launched a promotional drive to highlight its environmental greening of the railway. Network Rail has put its weight behind an awareness campaign, informing the nation of the social and...Read more
|1 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

Assurances sought over Great British Railways

The rail supply sector, represented by the Railway Industry Association, has set out what it calls five ‘tests’ for Great British Railways, the new overarching body, expected to take over the management of the railway...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton