Government plans to put backbone into Britain’s rail system

The Government has announced plans for a high-capacity “electric spine” rail route from the North of England to the South Coast. As well as electrifying the Midland Main Line from London through Leicester to Sheffield, the £9.4bn High Level Output Specification programme for 2014-2019 unveiled to the Cabinet on 16 July envisages replacement of the 750-volt 'third rail' electrification from Reading to Southampton with 25kV AC overhead electrification, giving much higher ... [+]

Another rail record for Felixstowe

The Port of Felixstowe has set a new  record, handling a total of 11,474 containers (17,211 TEUs) in a single week. This follows three weeks of record-breaking rail movements at the UK’s largest container port. David Gledhill, chief executive officer of Hutchison Ports (UK), which owns the Port of Felixstowe, ... [+]

GEFCO takes hands-on approach to rail

French logistics specialist GEFCO has is to develop its own rail transport network in Europe. Since 11 December, GEFCO has worked with three private railway operators to transport automobiles to destinations throughout France and Europe and now uses rail for 25% of its automotive activity, compared to a European average of ... [+]

Mundo takes on FESCO agency

Mundo International Logistics UK has been appointed as UK agent for FESCO North West Europe, part of the FESCO Transportation Group, one of the largest operators in Russia and CIS. The range of maritime, rail and road transport services includes a weekly service from all main UK ports to St.Petersburg, Vladivostok, ... [+]

Russia by rail

The new Russian port of Ust-Luga can now move containers by rail to Moscow and St Petersburg.  The company says that it has the possibility to dispatch up to 30% of its container traffic by rail, by-passing the congested St Petersburg yard. The port’s rail terminal consists of four25-wagon  sidings ... [+]

Work starts on Felixstowe’s third rail terminal

  Under-secretary of state for transport, Mike Penning gave the ceremonial green light for work to start on Felixstowe's North Rail Project, the port's third terminal. It will be the first in the UK to handle 30-wagon (90teu) trains and will have three rail-mounted gantry cranes, increasing to six when the ... [+]

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