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GBRf wins on Aggregate

The New Year gets off to a good start for GB Railfreight which has started running a new service for Aggregates Industries (AI) as...

High times for rail freight

For too long rail freight has been treated as the poor relation of the railway, writes Andy Milne. Freight drivers have long raged at the...

Rail freight – Solving the capacity challenge

In the mid 1980s, France’s national postal carrier, La Poste, launched its high-speed mail rail service. It suddenly allowed the company to move letters...

Expansion for Daventry Rail Freight

An international rail freight terminal – which featured on the front page of the second edition of RailStaff 17 years ago – has won...

Rail freight rises

Rail freight is continuing to expand. Recent data published by the Office of Rail Regulation shows freight carried by rail rose by 5.8% in...

Spanish Freight for HS1

More London-bound fresh food and car parts from Valencia in Spain are being carried on High Speed One following a deal between HS1 and...

Railfreight rescue for stricken fire ship

The cargo of a fire-damaged ship has been saved by an intrepid rail freight company. The captain of the Zim Rotterdam cargo container ship, sailing...

Critical biomass

Hard working designers at Lloyd’s Register Rail UK and W H Davis have developed a new biomass wagon, one of the largest of its...

Third edition for expanding Daventry

The company behind the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal plans to significantly expand the site. Prologis has applied for permission to build DIRFT III which...

What do they do? Rail Freight Group

Rail freight has been experiencing a marked renaissance over the past 15 years, growing in popularity as consistently as its steady decline in the...

County Mayo cure for freight

Monday 4th March was a big day for Iarnród Éireann and Port of Waterford when DFDS Logistics re-launched a container train reconnecting County Mayo...

Future beckons for rail freight

When the rail industry was privatised rail freight, like the rest of the business, was scheduled for quiet decline. BR had four main freight companies...

Stobart turns to rail freight

With the rapidly rising cost of fuel and today’s carbon, congestion and cost conscious society, road haulage is an increasingly controversial issue. Not only do...

On the road

Network Rail’s first preference is to transport goods by rail. In a bid to minimise road movements Network Rail is to build a 300,000 square...

Tank wagon returns home

A hundred year-old railway tank wagon, originally used to carry shale oil products from oil works in West Lothian, was unveiled by Fiona Hyslop,...

High Speed 1 in trailer test

A moving international rail freight motorway comes a step nearer this summer. Europorte ran a trial lorry trailer service from Antwerp to Barking via the...

Class 071 boosts freight

The last couple of years have seen a revival of freight services in Ireland with regular container services between Ballina and Waterford and Dublin...

Retailers get on track

The Freight Transport Association has praised Britain’s retailers for attempting to move more goods by rail. The FTA’s report, ‘On Track!’ points out the economic...