Russell set to build rail hub on former steelworks site

Intermodal operator Russell Group has applied for planning permission to build a railhead and logistics hub at Ravenscraig, on the site of the former steelworks.The £200m scheme would create 200 jobs at the site, which would also become the group’s headquarters. The site would also include a training academy. A proposal of application notice was due to be submitted to North Lanarkshire Council in late November.If approved, construction would begin towards ... [+]

Scots rail industry steps up to the challenge

A group of rail freight operators, Network Rail, users, industry bodies and hauliers have launched a joint strategy to meet the 7.5% growth target for railfreight in Scotland, set by the Scottish Government last year. It includes Russell Group, WH Malcolm and DRS. [+]

UK could see piggyback trains by September

The Russell Group's Barking terminal in East London hosted the UK's first ever 'piggytrack' train to carry full-height trailers on 22 May. A successful test run operated by Eurotunnel's Europorte Channel through-rail subsidiary transported goods for the Vauxhall Group over the almost 400km distance from Antwerp in Belgium in conjunction ... [+]

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