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GB Railfreight invests in Cambridgeshire

GB Railfreight (GBRf) one of the UK’s leading rail freight operators, has announced a series of investments into its existing facilities and properties in Cambridgeshire. The company is continuing to invest in its site...

DRS Class 88 electric loco runs up the East Coast main line for the first time.

One of Direct Rail Services’ all-electric Class 88 freight locomotives has run up the East Coast main line for the first time. Engineering work on the West Coast main line meant that DRS had...

Maritime opens new Southampton to East Midlands Gateway service

A new rail freight service between Southampton and the East Midlands has been launched, despite the current economic uncertainty and downturn in container traffic due to COVID-19. Maritime has opened the new service, from...

Rail freight “working tirelessly” to support communities and businesses

The rail freight industry is playing a crucial role in keeping goods moving throughout the Covid-19 outbreak by launching dedicated services to transport critical supplies, according to FTA and the Rail Freight Group (RFG).

GB Railfreight loco gets new livery for NHS heroes

GB Railfreight, together with its industry partner Porterbrook, has unveiled a specially repainted freight locomotive in the blue and white colours of the National Health Service.  The new livery was unveiled to coincide with the weekly celebrations...

Freight line to Drax Power Station fully reopened

Network Rail has been working since February both to repair a major freight route and to keep supplies going into Drax power station. The line into Drax Power Station was inundated with flood water...

Skip lorry caused £200,000 damage to railway bridge on key freight route

A skip lorry caused £200,000 of damage to a bridge at Warwick Road in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, on 20 March 2020. The vehicle caused significant damage to the bridge’s central arch, forcing the temporary closure of the railway...

Clayton Equipment to build two new locos for Sellafield

Clayton Equipment is to supply two innovative Hybrid+™ Diesel CBD80 locomotives to Sellafield Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. These will enable Sellafield to realise significant commercial savings from reduced operation and maintenance...

Freight grant for Tarmac

The Scottish Government has allocated a Freight Facilities Grant worth £1.49 million to Tarmac. It will be used to expand rail operations at Tarmac’s Dunbar cement plant. Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and...

Rastatt one-year on: Changes and further challenges

In a statement, a spokesperson for Europe’s leading rail freight organisations said: "Never again must the closure of a small stretch of railway line lead to such chaos and wide-reaching economic damage."

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Wearing facemasks on trains compulsory in England from 15 June

All passengers must wear face masks on public transport from 15 June. Secretary of State for Transport...

Electric services from London reach Cardiff as Severn tunnel electrification is completed

Passenger trains are finally running from London Paddington to Cardiff using electric traction the whole way, following the electrification of the Severn...

Irish Rail helping Ireland to reduce carbon footprint

Over 50 of the largest companies in Ireland are signatories to Business in the Community Ireland’s Low Carbon Pledge.

Crucial coastal viaduct on Cumbrian Coast line to receive major investment

A multi-million-pound project to improve Eskmeals viaduct, which carries the railway over the River Esk estuary near Ravenglass in Cumbria, will start...

LNER partners with O2 to improve mobile coverage north of Newcastle

To boost mobile phone coverage along a 45-mile stretch of the East Coast route between Newcastle and Edinburgh, London North Eastern Railway...