Topic: Network Rail

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

Seeing the wood for the trees

Another UK timber trial project has seen a flow return to rail freight. A sawmill in Abergavenny in Wales has received its first load of rail-transported timber since 2004. The rebirth of the load is down...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Network Rail animation plays party line

The UK government infrastructure agency Network Rail has not quite renounced its passengers’ first strapline, but a new video short promotes freight and lays the tracks for changes to come. The video extols the virtues...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Manchester railway upgrades continue

This Christmas and New Year will see a wide-ranging programme of works undertaken in and around Manchester. The government’s infrastructure agency Network Rail is continuing a programme of upgrades, improving capacity and relieving bottlenecks. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Winter storm disrupts UK rail transport

Black Friday became White Out Saturday, as bargain hunting Britain was battered by Storm Arwen on Friday and Saturday. The railways did not escape the disruption. The country’s east took the worst of the weather,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Network Rail: Land needed for Ely upgrade

Local communities have been advised that improving rail services in and around Ely, including facilitating better intermodal freight services from Felixstowe, will require land purchases. Those are the messages from Network Rail as the consultation...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton