Topic: Network Rail

Vital London railway line re-opens

Services on the Gospel Oak to Barking line near London are expected to resume tomorrow, 19 February. This line was damaged by a derailed freight wagon. The work is almost complete with all the new...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Barking derailment under RAIB investigation

With the busy north London Barking to Gospel Oak line still out of action, questions still remain unanswered as to the cause of the incident, which has left freight operators seeking alternative routes and commuters...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Freight on target but Network Rail warned

The Office of Rail and Road, the oversight body in the UK, has said it is investigating the performance of Network Rail, the infrastructure manager for most of the network, and has issued a warning...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

HS2 is logical, says logistics sector

A scathing report on the sky-rocketing costs of Britain’s London to Birmingham and northwards high-speed rail project has drawn an equally high-speed reaction from the freight logistics sector, and support and criticism in equal measure...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard
A freight train at a red signal, source: Network Rail

Faster freight pledge from Network Rail

Getting more freight onto the UK’s railways and off the UK’s roads, is dependent on making schedules more reliable, says Network Rail, the agency responsible for infrastructure capacity. Easier said than done says everyone else. Network...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel

Huge programme of engineering works in UK

A huge programme of works is planned over the Festive break in the UK. The end of December until the first week in January is the most intense period of maintenance, upgrades and installations. ’Twas the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Aerial Shot Gidea Park Track Renewal

Network Rail commits to UK freight

Although the rail system in the UK is mainly designed to serve passenger train operating companies,  infrastructure operator Network Rail has restated its commitment to the freight sector, just as environmental issues and climate change...Read more
|9 comments|author: Simon Walton

Freight trains fuel up London Heathrow

High octane deliveries by rail are now part of the daily flight plan at London Heathrow. The airport is sky high in all the vital aviation statistics, including passenger numbers and cargo handling, but it...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK task force to make railway work safer

UK’s infrastructure manager Network Rail has launched a new safety task force in order to improve safety for employees that work on the railway. The work force is backed with a fund of 70 million...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen