Direct Rail Services strengthens supermarket partnership

Direct Rail Services (DRS) has extended its partnership with UK’s biggest supermarket chain. Nuclear Transport Solutions’ rail division has signed a new three-year deal with supermarket giant Tesco. The new deal will see DRS continue to supply, and expand, rail...

Hitachi Rail and IMT partner to improve rail freight efficiency and safety

Hitachi Rail and Intermodal Telematics (IMT) have agreed an exclusive long-term partnership that will add IMT’s monitoring sensors to Hitachi’s existing digital freight service. The agreement will allow Hitachi to offer rail freight companies a solution that provides real...

Maritime Transport and GB Railfreight launch service connecting Felixstowe to West Midlands

With a shortage of more than 100,000 lorry drivers in the UK causing disruption to supply chains, a new service launched by Maritime Transport Ltd and hauled by GB Railfreight (GBRf) provides additional capacity to ensure goods can continue...

Martin Bignell joins Rail Freight Group as Scottish and Northern Representative

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Bignell as its new Scottish and Northern Representative. Martin will play a key role in developing the RFG’s strategy for the regions, working with RFG members, key stakeholders...

Zonegreen adds freight to rail safety credentials

Rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, has completed its first installation for the rail freight sector, equipping a new multi-million-pound logistics park in Northamptonshire. The Sheffield-based firm has added five powered derailers to protect a state-of-the-art rail traverser, which is critical to...

Freight train capacity doubles to Port of Liverpool thanks to £8.3 million line upgrade

The Government has announced that final works on the £8.3m Bootle branch rail line upgrade have completed, delivering a doubling of freight train capacity to and from the Port of Liverpool. Funded by the Department for Transport, the upgrade allows...

GB Railfreight Delivers New High-Speed Electric Fleet for Lumo

GB Railfreight (GBRf), in partnership with Hitachi Rail, is proud to have supported Lumo by delivering its brand-new fleet of Class 803 high-speed electric trains that entered service last month. Since May, GBRf has provided Hitachi Rail with train planning,...

Freightliner is voted Rail Freight Operator of the Year at the 2021 Multimodal Awards

Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), was named “Rail Freight Operator of the Year” at last week’s Multimodal Awards recognising excellence and best practise across the UK logistics industry.  This is the fourth time that Freightliner has...

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...

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Ceremony marks the official start of £100m Metro Flow project in South Tyneside

A £100m track dualling scheme that will increase service frequency, reduce journey times, and improve reliability on the Tyne and...