The FTA and the Rail Freight Group (RFG) have praised the role of rail in supporting the public, logistics industry and wider UK economy as it steps up to deliver essential items across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Maersk's new rail service from China to Turkey will provide customers with reduced transit time of up to 16 days with multiple drop off locations.
GB Railfreight hopes to utilise commuter trains not currently being used to help transport vital medical supplies to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
United Wagon Company (UWC) and Dessa have signed an agreement on the supply of an additional batch of new generation 60ft-long flat cars for the transportation of timber freight.
After one of two rail lines leading into Drax Power Station, Yorkshire, was flooded, Network Rail worked to keep vital freight moving and keep the UK powered during the COVID-19 crisis.
The order will be delivered by the United Wagon Company to EuroChem by the end of 2020 for the transportation of concentrated nitric acid.
The Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Federal Railroad Administration's CRISI Program will provide $311.8 million to eligible rail projects that will work to improve transport safety.
TX Logistik AG has doubled the number of freight trains between Stockholm and Malmo for the Swedish retail chain Coop, a connection that is supplying food to the supermarkets in the south of the country.
With the introduction of the new daily express service, Transfesa Logistics is now able to transport vital supplies needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
GBRf is working closely with Drax Power Station to ensure the continued transportation of vital supplies in order to sustain the provision of electricity to the UK amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause travel restrictions and border closures, the Rail Cargo Group has increased its services to replace road transport.
Biomass fuel arrives by rail to Yorkshire’s Drax power station, Royal Mail post goes by rail between London and Glasgow, and petrol for West Midlands arrives by rail from Humberside.
OneRail's new COVID-19 landing page aims to share information from its members about how they are managing during this global crisis.
When compared to 2019, Eurotunnel's Le Shuttle and Le Shuttle Freight both experienced declines in traffic as a result of the COVID-19 travel restrictions.