GB Railfreight complete £1.5 million upgrade to Eastleigh and Bescot LDCs for Network Rail

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has completed two major upgrade projects funded by Network Rail worth over £1.5 million, aimed at improving vital Local Distribution Centres (LDCs) in Eastleigh and Bescot. Both LDC’s act as a focal point for the shunting, marshalling and...

Prototype funded to electrify UK rail freight terminals

Innovate UK and Department for Transport fund project to electrify rail freight terminals. A prototype electrified rail freight terminal in Dunbar is one of 30 projects to have received funding from Innovate UK and the Department for Transport as part...

Network Rail and Highways England publish first phase of the Solent to the Midlands multimodal freight strategy

Network Rail and Highways England have today published the first phase of the Solent to the Midlands Multimodal Freight Strategy. The strategy is the culmination of a year’s work between the two organisations and represents a further step forward...

Government must support shifting freight from road to rail for a greener economic recovery, says rail industry

Freight members of Rail Delivery Group is calling on government to introduce policies that will improve infrastructure and connectivity resulting in increased use of rail freightFreight companies say a modal shift from roads to rail will grow the economic...

Freight depot operator guilty after ORR prosecution into death of 11-year-old boy

WH Malcom Limited, which runs one of the biggest freight depots in Britain, has been found guilty of failing to prevent unauthorised access to Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal after an 11-year-old boy died. WH Malcolm Ltd were found guilty...

Freightliner secures government funding for duel-fuel project

Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), in partnership with a consortium of specialist suppliers, has been successful in securing government funding to develop a dual-fuel solution for the Class 66 locomotive. The technology is one of the...

Life of former inspector of railways celebrated with freight train named in his honour

GB Railfreight and the Office of Rail and Road has honoured the last Royal Engineer officer to be appointed a HM Railway Inspector, Major John Poyntz, by naming a freight train after him. GB Railfreight and the Office of Rail...

Rail freight surges past pre-Covid levels as economy begins bounce back

Figures show increase in freight train movements in Network Rail’s Eastern Region over corresponding period in 2019/20New scrap metal service introduced from Ilkeston to ImminghamSunderland Docks branch scrap metal service recommenced to cope with rising demandNew contract to move...

Tarmac commits to renewable fuel in rail freight sustainability drive

Tarmac and its rail freight partner DB Cargo UK have announced that the delivery of construction materials on a key strategic route will be powered entirely by 100 per cent renewable fuel. The partners have confirmed that environmentally friendly hydro-treated...

Unprecedented eighth successive Golden Whistle Award for Direct Rail Services

Direct Rail Services (DRS) has been named ‘The Best Performing Rail Freight Operator’ for the eighth year running at the Golden Whistle Awards. Now in its 12th year, the awards, organised by the Institute of Railway Operators and in conjunction...