From China by rail – first train heads for UK
The first direct UK bound train from China left Yiwu on January 1 and is scheduled to arrive at the Barking international rail freight terminal in London on January 18. Continue reading From China by rail – first train heads for UK
Swedish company buys GB Railfreight
Hector Rail, Sweden’s largest private rail freight operator, is to acquire the GB Railfreight (GBRf) from Eurotunnel subsidiary, Europorte, for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading Swedish company buys GB Railfreight
What will tomorrow’s freight trains carry?
The DfT has commissioned a study by Arup to assess rail freight growth potential by commodity and review key capacity restraints affecting the industry. Continue reading What will tomorrow’s freight trains carry?
Record drop in rail coal traffic
Coal traffic has suffered its lowest drop since quarterly statistics began in the 1990s, says the latest ORR rail freight report. Continue reading Record drop in rail coal traffic
Rail freight at record levels
Rail freight has set new records since the 1990’s privatisation, according to the latest ORR freight rail usage statistics. 22.7 billion net tonne kilometres were moved in 2013-14, an increase of 5.8% on 2012-13. Coal was the largest single traffic source and accounted for 8.1 billion net tonne kilometres. Continue reading Rail freight at record levels