Freight growth target

Author: Owen O'Neill - Published Sat 03 of Feb, 2024 17:55 GMT - (0 Reads)
Rail is the most environmentally sustainable form of transport, particularly for freight. The government's freight growth target of 75% by 2050 is no more than keeping pace with expected economic growth - so it is effectively a no-modal-share growth target. The most cost-effective way to achieve net zero carbon from transport is to set a target of at least doubling rail freight in the next 20 years. 92019 Dollands Moor to Daventry 4M38 Jaguar Land Rover Whitley (from Neuss, Nievenheim, Germany). Image by Train Photos, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons.

Relieving Castlefield

Author: Phil Smart - Published Tue 07 of Apr, 2020 11:40 BST - (7268 Reads)
The Castlefield Corridor – a great opportunity for freight, and a way to enable reliable passenger services across Manchester. A Trafford Park to Southampton Western Docks freight train approaches Platform 13 at Manchester Piccadilly. To the left is the rear of a train to Trafford Park from London Gateway. Without these two trains, four more passenger trains could cross Manchester every hour. Photo by Phil Smart for Railfuture.

Rail revival

Author: Ray King - Published Mon 29 of Mar, 2004 14:18 BST - (5111 Reads)
There is now a rail solution for the Luton-Dunstable line rather than the misguided idea of converting it to a busway.

125mph standard

Author: Ray King - Published Mon 01 of Mar, 2004 13:56 GMT - (12001 Reads)
New trains will boost the number of seats on offer this year on the Midland main line from London St Pancras to Luton, bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering, Market Harborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds

Light relief

Author: Ray King - Published Thu 26 of Feb, 2004 10:46 GMT - (10594 Reads)
The Docklands light railway is to be extended across the River Thames to link with the National Rail network at Woolwich. But a main line rail link would have been better.

Danes in Kent

Author: Ray King - Published Fri 09 of Jan, 2004 11:28 GMT - (17504 Reads)
High-speed rail services in Kent could in future be run by Danish State Railways.

Rail to rescue

Author: Ray King - Published Thu 08 of Jan, 2004 11:27 GMT - (3998 Reads)
A new light rail system should bring some relief to the polluted city of Houston, Texas.