Topic: UK

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

UK figures show the end of coal

Coal traffic has all but died out on the rail freight routes of the UK, marking an end to the industrial era that gave birth to the railway age. This was shown by the latest...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

East Midlands Gateway will be open in early 2020

UK-based logistics company Maritime Transport is getting closer to completion of East Midlands Gateway (EMG), its new intermodal terminal at Castle Donington. The facility will be launched in early 2020. EMG will be able to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Making short haul freight pay dividends

Moving bulk tonnage over long distances has become the mainstay of modern rail freight, but one company has found a profitable niche in more traditional shorter trips. That is good for congestion, the environment and...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

‘UK not serious about New Silk Road’

The UK is too distracted by European relations to take full advantage of overland trade opportunities. This was said by Henry Tillman, a London based Belt and Road specialist. “The British are currently failing to...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