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New axlebox design for the railway freight market

SKF has developed a new design for axleboxes to help customers reduce weight and improve the performance of bogies while reducing environmental impacts. The new Y25 axlebox, designed for trains weighing up to 25 tonnes, complies with industry standards. Including...

Welsh slate on the move as new North Wales freight route opens

Welsh slate aggregate is being transported to Luton via rail freight for the first time ever, thanks to a joint initiative between Network Rail, construction materials company Breedon, and the Welsh Government. The Llandudno Junction freight yard, which hadn’t been...

£2.2 million Coatbridge upgrade keeps vital freight on the move

Network Rail engineers will work around-the-clock over the next two weekends to upgrade a vital junction at the heart of Scotland’s rail network. Whifflet South junction, located between Coatbridge Freight Terminal, and Mossend/Eurocentral near Motherwell on the West Coast Mainline,...

GB Railfreight awards Wabtec UK long term maintenance contract

The multi-million-pound deal with GB Railfreight will deliver planned preventative maintenance and failure repairs for a total of 720 wagons, 570 of which are owned by Wascosa. In addition, Wabtec will overhaul wheelsets for the Wascosa vehicles at their...

Call for evidence on rail freight growth targets

The Rail Minister Wendy Morton has announced the publication of a Great British Railways Transition Team (GBRTT) led Call for Evidence on a rail freight growth target. This initial consultation will inform a second phase of work which will then...

Maritime Transport deal signals start of journey for rail freight interchange at SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton

SEGRO and Maritime to double rail freight capacity at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway in the first deal since the designation of the East Midlands Freeport. Maritime Transport (Maritime) has agreed terms with SEGRO to become the rail operator...

DB Cargo UK launches new safety campaign

Rail logistics provider, DB Cargo UK, has launched a major new campaign in its ongoing drive to deliver safety excellence across all its operations. Called ‘Together. We’re Safer. Together. We’re DB’, the campaign explicitly empowers the company’s 2,200 colleagues to...

Keeping tags on freight to improve safety

More than 15,000 freight locomotives and wagons are to be fitted with technology that enables the condition of wheelsets – a pair of wheels mounted on an axle – to be monitored in real-time. The work is part of...

Industry joins forces to improve freight safety and performance

Network Rail has joined with key industry partners to tackle delays and safety risks in a boost for the country’s thriving freight sector. Data analysis by Network Rail, freight operators and the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has shown...

New hybrid locomotive set to slash CO2 emissions for consumers and business

Cutting-edge hybrid locomotive set to run on UK rail freight networks, slashing CO2 emissions for consumers and businesses, signalling a major milestone for the UK’s net zero progress. GB Railfreight (GBRf), one of the UK’s largest national rail freight operators and...

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New figures showing almost 7,000 people in West Midlands now working on HS2 construction welcomed by the WMCA

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has today welcomed new HS2 figures showing how more than 6,800 people are now working...