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New chief transformation and digitalisation officer appointed at DB Cargo UK

DB Cargo UK has appointed a new chief transformation and digitalisation officer to spearhead an innovative overhaul of the company’s technological landscape. Mike Gray, who...

Time for a change?

Colin Wheeler This year there will be a General Election, perhaps in October, and the funding of our railways, trams, metros, and indeed all forms...

Bill Taylor: The hero signaller of Carlisle

Paul Darlington Forty years ago, at 05:30 on Tuesday 1 May 1984, Bill (Willie) Taylor, a signaller at Carlisle Power Signal Box (PSB) realised that...

More questions than answers

Colin Wheeler delivers the latest news in rail safety from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB). We are told that at some time during this...

A record year for RAIB reports?

Colin Wheeler Colin Wheeler gives us a roundup of the latest safety reports from the Rail Accident Investigation Board (RAIB). Calendar year 2023 looks like being...

Depot & Freight Staff superstars

The Depot & Freight Staff Award rewards those who are amazing at their job in or around the depot or within the freight sector....

Moving forward in 2023

Colin Wheeler As we enter 2023, my aspiration for this year is to see an end to industrial disputes and for our railways to move...

Freightliner – Keeping the country running

Although COVID-19 has created many challenges for all parts of the economy, rail freight has demonstrated strong resilience and agility, much of this attributed...

Rising electricity prices force freight back to diesel

Freightliner, one of the UK’s biggest rail freight companies, has begun to mothball its electric locomotives and switch back to diesel trains because of...

UK Rail freight returns to pre-pandemic levels

The amount of freight moved across the UK’s railway has returned to pre-pandemic levels according to statistics published by the Office of Rail and...

New rail-connected freight terminal for Tilbury

Walsh, London’s leading provider of river, road and rail freight solutions, has signed a 20-year agreement with the Port of Tilbury to help to...

FM Conway to double its rail freight out of Tilbury

FM Conway expects to double the amount of rail freight between the Port of Tilbury and its Theale facility, with two trains leaving Tilbury...

Eurotunnel Border Pass set to simplify international freight movements

Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union finally having been reached, ending a long period of uncertainty, Eurotunnel operator GetLink has launched...

Major investment in rail freight at Port of Grangemouth

A multimillion-pound investment has been announced in the rail freight offering at the Port of Grangemouth, intended to cement its position as the key...

DB Cargo tests alternative to diesel fuel

As part of its programme to look for new and innovative ways to power its fleet and decarbonise its operations, DB Cargo UK has...

Over 10,000 freight trains ran between Europa and China in 2020

In 2020, over 10,000 trains and 927,000 containers travelled via the China-EU-China, according to China Railways. The volume of traffic grew by 98.3% year-to-year,...

Railway reopens after two Cheshire bridges are replaced

The Middlewich branch line in Cheshire has reopened following a £4.5 million project to replace two bridges. The railway was closed for five days so...

RAIB reports on derailment of a freight train near Wanstead Park

A new Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) report has been released following investigations into the derailment of a freight train near Wanstead Park in...