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Rail freight growth plans unveiled

Rail operators have put forward plans for expansion, including a 30 per cent increase in freight tonne kilometres, at the same time as cutting costs by £1.3 billion a year

UK in the dock over Chunnel rail

The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against the UK and France, saying they have failed to implement legislation to open the market for rail services in the Channel Tunnel

High Speed 2 needed for rail freight growth

The Rail Freight Group has called on transport secretary Philip Hammond to stand firm on his commitment to the High Speed 2 project, arguing that more capacity is needed to move containers on the West Coast Main Line

Rail freight funding cuts confusion

The Rail Freight Group is concerned that incentives to encourage mode shift of freight from road to rail – have been axed in the Scottish Government’s Spending Review 2011

Government fails UK rail businesses

The government is failing UK rail businesses because it has gone soft on a key element of European railway liberalisation, the Rail Freight Group has warned

Fast track for Ipswich rail freight plan

Plans to speed up the movement of rail freight from Felixstowe to the Midlands have taken another step forward after the Infrastructure Planning Commission accepted for examination proposals for the Ipswich chord

Rail freight capacity boost

Network Rail has chosen Atkins and Balfour Beatty to build a rail link north of Nuneaton station, as part of its £28 million national rail freight improvement scheme

Eighth year of growth for intermodal rail freight

Intermodal rail freight has seen its eighth consecutive year of growth, with a three per cent year-on-year growth through 2010/11, and total volumes moved at some 5.68bn net tonne km, according to The Office of Rail Regulation

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