Topic: Uk

Freightliner jumbo train, source: Freightliner

Freightliner sets new haulage record in UK

British rail operator Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), has successfully hauled a train weighing 4,624 tonnes. It has become the heaviest jumbo train in the UK. The trial transportation of aggregate between...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Brexit impacts UK intermodal activity in 2019

Domestic intermodal activity in the UK is expected to witness a decline this year due to uncertainty related to the Brexit. “While 2018 saw a notable growth in domestic bulk and semi-bulk rail freight, sentiment...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Intermodel locomotive DB Cargo UK

No rail tax increase in the UK

The UK government has decided to keep red diesel taxation at its current levels. Moreover, it decided not to remove the red diesel status for ancillary equipment. According to the freight and logistics interest group...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Aerial Shot Gidea Park Track Renewal

Next decade of UK railway systems awarded

Network Rail has revealed who is to deliver the next decade of rail systems in Scotland and the south of England. The contracts include “anything needed to make the rail system work including track, points,...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Stpehen Stokes, apprecentice at Network Rail. Photo: Network Rail

New rail freight apprentice opportunities

In the UK, an international freight forwarding apprenticeship is currently being developed. Moreover, the British infrastructure manager Network Rail announced it is seeking to recruit seven engineers of the future from Wales and Borders to...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Industry welcomes UK rail freight strategy

The UK’s new rail freight strategy sets out how the sector can grow despite the erosion of some key markets. Industry experts have largely welcomed the plans, which look at vital opportunities for relieving pressure...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy