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The cross-country Felixstowe to Nuneaton rail route has received a major boost with the news that Secretary of State for Transport has approved Network Rail’s scheme to remove a major bottleneck near Ipswich. The work will enable freight trains carrying containers used by global shipping...
Strike ballot at Freightliner Intermodal
RMT announced today that management grade members at Freightliner Intermodal are to be balloted for strike action and action short of a strike in a fight for a fair increase in rates of pay and improvements to conditions of service.The ballot will open on Friday 7th October and close on Thursday...
Network Rail to upgrade second route out of Southampton docks
Network Rail has announced plans to upgrade a second route out of Southampton docks to take larger, 9’6” high-cube freight containers efficiently when the main line is unavailable.The diversionary route runs from Southampton to Basingstoke via Romsey and Andover, in addition to the Eastleigh...
Network Rail to expand its investment in Ipswich’s railway following huge public support
Network Rail has today announced plans to expand its investment in Ipswich’s railway following huge public support for its scheme to take up to 750,000 lorry journeys off the region’s road every year.More than 300 people attended Network Rail’s public exhibition at Ipswich’s Corn Exchange...
New Bristol terminal takes 10,000 lorry moves off the road
Red, white and also green – these are the new colours for the 8.96m bottles of wine, which will be wheeled into Bristol by trains every year.  This owes to a joint scheme by Network Rail and Freightliner, which have reinstated a short section of disused track...
Didcot bridges to be rebuilt over Christmas in £71M rail freight upgrade
Two bridges over the railway in the Didcot area are being rebuilt this Christmas weekend as part of a £71m project designed to remove up to 50,000 lorries a year from the region’s roads and provide a cheaper, quicker and more practical way of transporting goods around the country.The £4.5m...
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