Reflections on rail freight in Scotland

By David Spaven, Principal of Deltix Transport Consulting. When you’ve spent your working life in and around the rail freight industry, it can be hard to stand back and see the bigger picture. But nine months after retiring as RFG’s Scottish Rep, I thought it was time to put pen to paper, highlighting some key […]

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On track for growth:  Express freight pioneers expand 125mph same-day delivery network

By Nick Gallop, Business Development, Intercity Freight Responding to unprecedented growth, low-carbon high-speed logistics operator has announced a major expansion of its same-day 125mph delivery network. After a decade of success with time-sensitive transport of ambient and temperature-controlled traffic, and the recent achievement of ISO9001 certification, ICRF has secured agreement from UK train operating companies […]

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By Majorie van Leijen, Editor, Railfreight.com Only fifteen per cent of UK’s rail industry workforce is female. Furthermore, of all train drivers in the UK only six per cent is a woman. In Scotland, female train drivers represent only four per cent. This comes down to one single female driver. These statistics, based on 2015, […]

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By Dr. Allan Woodburn, Rail Freight Researcher and Consultant The British rail freight market has undergone considerable change over the last two decades. This is the result of many factors including: the establishment of an increasingly competitive operating environment, both within rail and with other transport modes; frequent changes in government intervention in rail strategy […]

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