Rail and Road Freight industries pull together for COP26 trade event

An event raising awareness about the transition to Net Zero in the Rail and Road Freight industries has just been announced for November 2021. Taking place during COP26 and finishing on Transport Day at the global conference, ‘Low Carbon...

Track works improve reliability for freight and passengers in Felixstowe

Over a mile of rail has been renewed on the Felixstowe branch line, to improve reliability for passenger and freight trains. Network Rail engineers completed the works at weekends throughout July, August and September which involved replacing the rails between...

GB Railfreight name new locomotive to celebrate major Bescot LDC upgrade

GB Railfreight (GBRf) and Network Rail have named a Class 66 locomotive to celebrate the completion of major upgrade works to Bescot Local Distribution Centre (LDC). The Class 66 locomotive No. 66795 has been named ‘Bescot LDC’ and was unveiled...

Construction ramps up at £260 million Mossend International Railfreight Park in Scotland

The development of a major new low carbon, multi-modal rail freight facility located in the heart of Scotland has taken a significant step forward with the laying of a private rail track to facilitate construction. Once complete, Mossend International Railfreight Park...

Rail freight moved across Britain’s railway returns to pre-pandemic levels

The amount of freight moved across Britain’s railway has returned to pre-pandemic levels according to statistics published by the Office of Rail and Road today. The regulator’s Freight Rail Usage and Performance stats show that in the first quarter of...

The future of rail is digital: Knorr-Bremse bolsters digital portfolio for sustainable passenger and freight transportation

The ongoing transition to sustainable mobility and the associated modal shift to rail represents a major opportunity to turn rail travel into the primary transportation mode of the future. To make this possible, however, rail transportation must become even...

The first of Freightliner’s new FFA-G wagons arrive in the UK

On 18th September, the first 40 of 230 new Freightliner FFA-G wagons arrived in the UK from Poland, representing the next generation of energy efficient, 40ft intermodal wagons. The remaining wagons are due to be delivered by November 2021. The new...

Rail freight steps in to support supermarket shoppers amidst HGV driver shortage

Figures released today by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) show that freight carried by rail in the three-month period April to June has increased by 36.5% compared to the same period last year, demonstrating a strong recovery since the start of the pandemic  As...

HS2 fan names new carbon-friendly freight train

A teenage rail fan has been given the honour of naming a Class 66 locomotive that will transport HS2 construction materials by rail to help reduce carbon emissions. Jermaine Allen from Leeds unveiled the nameplate for GB Railfreight engine 66796,...

Tarmac named RFG’s Business of the Year

Tarmac has been named as Business of the Year at the annual Rail Freight Group Awards, which were held on 9 September at the De Vere Latimer Hotel near Chesham in Buckinghamshire. The judges admitted that Tarmac, which supplies construction...

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Plaque unveiled at London King’s Cross to commemorate remarkable career of Britain’s first black train driver

A plaque dedicated to Wilston Samuel Jackson, Britain’s first black train driver, has been unveiled at London King’s Cross...