The Port of Felixstowe has been given the green light by the transport secretary for a £60.4 million rail improvement scheme. The scheme is jointly funded by Network Rail and Hutchison Ports, and will allow up to 47 freight trains to run per day in each direction between Ipswich and the port.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has merged with the Railway Study Association (RSA) to create a forum for the rail sector.
GB Railfreight has won a new contract with J Clubb, the aggregates and concrete company, to move ash from Cottam Power Stations in Nottinghamshire to the HH Celon brick works near Sevenoaks, Kent.
DB Schenker UK has won a long-term contract with Hitachi Rail Europe. The company with manage Hitachi’s central warehousing and spare parts distribution for its Intercity Express Programme in the UK.
Plans to increase rail freight capacity from Felixstowe have been welcomed by the Campaign for Better Transport, the rail lobbying group.