Topic: Network Rail

RailFreight Live: a UK special this week

Brexit, railway capacity and freight for freeports in the UK. This week’s RailFreight Live is a dedicated UK edition. With the freight director of the country’s infrastructure manager and several other high-level speakers, the discussion...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Mini rail handling maximised at Southampton

Southampton’s position as Britain’s premier automotive port has been strengthened by a new rail service, backed by a 300,000 pound investment (335,000 euros). The operators of the port have collaborated with rail operators and car...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Norwich-London route back on track after collapse

The mainline between London and Norwich has fully reopened, after an embankment collapse curtailed services between the capital and the cities of Norwich and Ipswich. Freight operators had limited access to and from Felixstowe, Britain’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Aberdeen – Dundee line closed until February

A bridge at Stonehaven, nearby the site of last year’s fatal derailment in Scotland, partially collapsed last week. Network Rail, the infrastructure manager for the UK, says the line it carries, between Aberdeen and Dundee,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Battered Britain: snow and rain disrupts rail

Floods in the south, blizzards in the north. Storm Christoph delivers a weather shock to the UK, and rail services are affected in several areas. Vast quantities of rain caused multiple flood incidents, disrupting rail...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Engineering first for freight tunnel

There’s innovation on the East Coast Main Line, as UK engineers begin a complex civil engineering project to install a prefabricated tunnel under the tracks. A massive concrete and steel structure is being hydraulically jacked...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Winter is snow joke for Network Rail

Britain is often mocked for its reaction to slight snow falls, but rail freight ploughs on through in some of the hardiest of winter conditions. The headlines last week, of the Merseyside metro network brought...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

DB Cargo UK and NR put HVO ’66 to work

After extensive static testing of a class 67 at Nottingham, DB Cargo UK have been given clearance by Network Rail to test a class 66 locomotive fuelled with pure renewable Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil (HVO). The...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton