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Ian Wilson to expand rail freight offering at Forth Ports

Forth Ports, the UK’s third largest ports group that owns and operates eight commercial ports in the UK – Tilbury on the...

New Tarmac contract for Freightliner

Rail freight operator Freightliner has signed a new contract with Tarmac to haul aggregate from its Tunstead site in Derbyshire as well...

iPort Rail named Business of the Year at Rail Freight Group Awards

The Rail Freight Group held its annual excellence awards event, albeit online this year, hosted by night John Smith, managing director...

Freightliner boosts investment in container terminals

Freightliner and Pentalver, both subsidiaries of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), have made a significant investment in 75 new lifting and handling...

RAIB reports on a freight train derailment at Willesden High Level Junction on 2019

At around 21:30 on 6 May 2019, a single wagon in a freight train derailed on a curve approaching Willesden High...

Drax Power Station extends contract with GB Railfreight until 2025

Drax Power Station has extended its contract with GB Railfreight (GBRf) to transport supplies of sustainable biomass from UK ports to the...

Timber rail freight trial in Scotland

Victa Railfreight will conduct a £195,000 trial, funded by the Scottish Government, of transporting timber by rail in the North of Scotland.

DB Cargo UK signs new two-year contract to move china clay for Imerys

DB Cargo UK, one of the UK’s largest rail freight operators, has been awarded a new, two-year contract to transport china clay...

New rail freight service from Port of Southampton to Derby

Freight operator GB Railfreight has commenced a new Intermodal service from the rail terminal operated by Solent Stevedores at the Port of...

Improved freight train scheduling

A consortium made up of Sheffield-based railway technology company 3Squared and operators Rail Operations Group and Freightliner has won government funding to...

GB Railfreight contracts DB Cargo to maintain its Class 60 maintenance

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced a new three-year deal with fellow rail freight company DB Cargo UK for them to undertake the...

Greens call for commitment to increased electrification and regional connectivity

In its response to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) rail assessment commission for the North and Midlands, the Yorkshire and Humber Green...

GBRf opens new freight route from Buxton to Crawley

Freight operator GB Railfreight (GBRf) has run the first train of a new service for global building materials supplier CEMEX from Dove...

GB Railfreight invests in Cambridgeshire

GB Railfreight (GBRf) one of the UK’s leading rail freight operators, has announced a series of investments into its existing facilities and...

DRS Class 88 electric loco runs up the East Coast main line for the first time.

One of Direct Rail Services’ all-electric Class 88 freight locomotives has run up the East Coast main line for the first time.

Maritime opens new Southampton to East Midlands Gateway service

A new rail freight service between Southampton and the East Midlands has been launched, despite the current economic uncertainty and downturn in...

Rail freight “working tirelessly” to support communities and businesses

The rail freight industry is playing a crucial role in keeping goods moving throughout the Covid-19 outbreak by launching dedicated services to...

GB Railfreight loco gets new livery for NHS heroes

GB Railfreight, together with its industry partner Porterbrook, has unveiled a specially repainted freight locomotive in the blue and white colours of...