Topic: UK Government

Platform level view of a train standing at Oxford Parkway

Cowley branch is another project for Oxford

A little-used freight line in suburban Oxford is a step closer to being resurrected as a mixed-traffic route. The Cowley branch, which serves the car manufacturing plant of the same name, has seen the local...Read more
|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 government freight strategy questioned

A week after the launch of the UK government’s strategy document, “Future of Freight – a long term plan”, which seems to have lasted longer than the UK government, questions have been raised about the...Read more
|1 comment|author: Simon Walton

UK Strike: Reconciliation recedes

The prospect for a resolution to the current rail dispute in Britain seems even further down the line. A deal is less likely now, at the end of a week of strike action. With the...Read more
|1 comment|author: Simon Walton
Cloudy skies over Palace of Westminster

UK rail freight responds to Spending Review

UK chancellor Rishi Sunak promised that rail will feature in the pandemic recovery programme. He said this in the Autumn Spending Review to the British parliament on Wednesday. Despite the worst ever economic figures in...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Could freeports boost UK rail freight?

The UK government has launched a consultation into fulfilling its policy commitment to establishing up to ten new freeports in post-Brexit Britain. With the possibility that at least some of those locations could be inland,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton