The use of digital twins has become one of the most talked about technologies in rail, with the industry attracted to its ability to leverage innovation to improve and enhance asset reliability and performance. As the technology continues to quickly evolve, this In-Depth Focus explores what we understand about digital…
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Formerly the FTA, Logistics UK is one of the biggest business groups in the UK, supporting and shaping efficient logistics. It is the only business group in the UK that represents all of logistics, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient and effective movement of goods.
In this issue, we feature articles from leading industry experts on a vast range of topics including: the progress of the Hamburg/Bremen–Hanover rail project and its future opportunities; the value of Rail Freight Corridor ‘Amber’ to the overall network of RFCs; a Roundtable on the Future of Train Stations; and…
Zoe McLernon, Multimodal Policy Manager at Logistics UK, provides an overview of how the pandemic is impacting rail freight operations in the UK and how the sector is stepping up to serve the nation.
Zoe McLernon, Multimodal Policy Manager at Logistics UK, shares the challenges surrounding noise disturbance caused by rail freight operations and explores the areas that Logistics UK recommends that government and industry should focus on to help keep noise and vibration to a minimum.
Logistics UK has highlighted that the opportunity for freight via released capacity from HS2 is substantial and should be taken advantage of.
In this issue, we feature articles from industry experts on a vast range of topics including: What HS2 will mean for rail freight capacity in Britain; the latest developments on the Ceneri Base Tunnel project; and how GTR’s workforce is its greatest asset, plus our 'Smart Track Maintenance' and 'Cyber-Security'…
With the UK rail network set to end franchising, Logistics UK has called for rail freight operations to be safeguarded during the reform.
The rail industry is under pressure to reduce its emissions and meet global government sustainability targets. This In-Depth Focus will explore how a modal shift to rail would help to achieve these goals, and how solutions such as alternative powered trains will play a key part.
This issue takes a look at South Africa’s complex signalling modernisation programme, the next steps in standardisation of data exchanges between TMS and trains, GTR's passenger-centric response to the challenges of COVID-19, plus our 'Decarbonising Rail', 'High-Speed Rail Development' and 'Rail: Thinking Long-Term' In-Depth Focuses.
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.
After 10 years with the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the business organisation representing the UK’s logistics industry, Chief Executive David Wells reveals his ambitions for the association’s next decade, which he believes will drive even more achievements for its members.
The UK Prime Minister has confirmed that HS2 will go ahead, with construction for Phase 1 from London to the West Midlands set to begin in April 2020.
As we welcome a new decade, Alex Veitch, Head of Multimodal Policy at FTA, looks at the global picture and prospects for rail freight; exploring what the UK can learn from the successes of other nations and what the future holds for this valuable sector.