GB Railfreight launches new service connecting Southampton to Hams Hall

GB Railfreight (GBRf), has started a new intermodal service connecting Southampton to Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal in the West Midlands. This is the first time that GBRf has run an intermodal service from the UK’s second-largest deep sea...

GB Railfreight extends haulage contract with Network Rail

GB Railfreight (GBRf) one of the country’s largest rail freight operators has extended its haulage contract with Network Rail, the owner and infrastructure manager of the UK mainline railway network. Effective from 1April 2024, the contract is a two-year...

West Midlands Interchange announces Maritime Transport has signed up to operate the project’s strategic rail freight interchange

Leading global real estate investor, developer and manager Oxford Properties Group (“Oxford”), and best-in-class developer Logistics Capital Partners (“LCP”), today announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Maritime Transport at West Midlands Interchange (“WMI”), the UK’s largest logistics...

Freightliner partners with Zero to Decarbonise Critical Transport Operations

Zero® & Freightliner Group Ltd a leading European rail freight and logistics company headquartered in the UK, announced a partnership to achieve a fossil-free locomotive operation by 2040 and overall Net Zero by 2050, representing a major evolution for...

1stinrail called on to overhaul track in Keadby Drawbridge project

UK railway engineering company 1stinrail has completed extensive track replacement work on the Keadby Drawbridge, the unique structure crossing the Stainforth and Keadby Canal that connects Doncaster with Scunthorpe and the Lincolnshire coast. 1stinrail Project Manager Ryan Hughes said: “This was a fascinating project...

MPs show cross-party support for rail freight growth ahead of General Election

Freight operators and their customers gathered with parliamentarians from across the political spectrum at the House of Commons on Tuesday evening (5 March) at the Rail Partners Freight Parliamentary Reception 2024, to discuss how politicians and industry can maximise...

Million tonne milestone for HS2’s Quainton freight trains

A small railhead near Quainton has helped HS2 take the equivalent of 101,000 HGV movements off local roads across Bucks, Oxfordshire and West Northants, it is revealed today. The company building Britain’s new high-speed railway confirmed that its construction hub...

GB Railfreight launches new rail freight service connecting London Gateway to iPort Doncaster

GB Railfreight (GBRf), one of the country’s leading rail freight providers, has started a new intermodal service this week, connecting London Gateway with iPort Doncaster. This new service by GBRf will be utilising their brand-new FEA-G intermodal wagons, each of...

Government sets ambitious target to grow rail freight by at least 75%

Even more vital goods will be transported across the UK by rail, following an ambitious target announced by Transport Secretary, Mark Harper, to grow rail freight by at least 75%. From delivering food to supermarkets, to transporting building materials to...

RAIB Report: Freight train derailment at London Gateway

RAIB has today released its report into a freight train derailment at London Gateway, Essex, 24 December 2021. Summary At around 05:45 hrs on 24 December 2021, 5 wagons of a 33-wagon intermodal freight train derailed at low speed as the...

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GWR and Network Rail Director Ruth Busby receives OBE

Inspirational Great Western Railway (GWR) and Network Rail director Ruth Busby was at Buckingham Palace on Friday to receive...