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Ian Wilson to expand rail freight offering at Forth Ports

Forth Ports, the UK’s third largest ports group that owns and operates eight commercial ports in the UK – Tilbury on the Thames, Dundee on the Firth of Tay and six on the Firth of Forth –...

New Tarmac contract for Freightliner

Rail freight operator Freightliner has signed a new contract with Tarmac to haul aggregate from its Tunstead site in Derbyshire as well as its West Country quarries, including deliveries from Wales, Somerset, and Herefordshire.

iPort Rail named Business of the Year at Rail Freight Group Awards

The Rail Freight Group held its annual excellence awards event, albeit online this year, hosted by night John Smith, managing director of GB Railfreight (GBRf), and Simon Coppen of Burges Salmon. The...

Re-engineering Rail Freight

Unlike most passenger train operators, rail freight must operate at a profit since it gets no government support. As it works to tight financial margins, it is difficult to justify large capital investment without a guaranteed...

Freightliner boosts investment in container terminals

Freightliner and Pentalver, both subsidiaries of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), have made a significant investment in 75 new lifting and handling machines, to be deployed at their container terminals throughout the UK.   The first batch of...

RAIB reports on a freight train derailment at Willesden High Level Junction on 2019

At around 21:30 on 6 May 2019, a single wagon in a freight train derailed on a curve approaching Willesden High Level junction in north-west London. The wagon re-railed as it passed over the junction.

Drax Power Station extends contract with GB Railfreight until 2025

Drax Power Station has extended its contract with GB Railfreight (GBRf) to transport supplies of sustainable biomass from UK ports to the North Yorkshire power station until 2025. The UK’s largest power station needs...

Timber rail freight trial in Scotland

Victa Railfreight will conduct a £195,000 trial, funded by the Scottish Government, of transporting timber by rail in the North of Scotland. The trial will run for six weeks and will operate up to...

DB Cargo UK signs new two-year contract to move china clay for Imerys

DB Cargo UK, one of the UK’s largest rail freight operators, has been awarded a new, two-year contract to transport china clay for mineral specialist, Imerys. China clay is mined in Cornwall and is...

New rail freight service from Port of Southampton to Derby

Freight operator GB Railfreight has commenced a new Intermodal service from the rail terminal operated by Solent Stevedores at the Port of Southampton, to East Midlands Gateway, Derby. This new service, its fourth daily...

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Hatfield remembered, twenty years on

Twenty years ago, on 17 October 2000, a train derailed just south of Hatfield station while...

Two new Black Country railway stations receive planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for two new railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line, marking a major milestone in...

Lubricants firm supports world’s first preserved railway

The world’s first preserved railway is one of 50 heritage and steam railways across the UK that is receiving support from a...

Car crashes onto tracks at Stirling station

In a bizarre incident, a car crashed through a fence at Stirling station on Wednesday 14 October 2020 and ended up on...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX.