A quarter of all goods traded between the UK and the EU pass through the Channel Tunnel and it is essential that this trade is not affected by the consequences of Brexit in October 2019.
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Alex Veitch, Head of Multimodal Policy at the FTA, reveals the five key requests the association has included in its submission to the Williams Rail Review in support of future-proofing UK rail freight.
Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), writes that whilst the UK’s economy and its role in the world is clearly under the spotlight, it is heartening that research carried out in 2018 shows the UK railway industry is an even greater economic contributor to the country…
Viswanath Machiraju, General Manager and Strategy Head of Cyient’s Transportation Business Unit, explores the trends he believes the rail industry will focus on as 2019 progresses.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the UK and Australasian rail trade bodies that will lead to greater co-operation and collaboration between the two industries.
Eurotunnel has been pre-empting the impact of Brexit, putting in place new measures to maintain the flow of trade and customers’ travel at the European Union border.
Until relatively recently, Brexit seemed remote and distant. Even now, there is still great uncertainty as to its form and implications, not least for rail. From a legal perspective, absent the Article 50 notification being withdrawn or the Article 50 notification period being extended (which would require the agreement of…
Reflecting on the recent difficult times for Britain’s railways, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, explores the opportunities that could lead from the governments ‘root and branch’ review of rail, the implications of Brexit and recognising that the most important part of the railway is its passengers.
Eurotunnel is currently working to ensure that new post-Brexit border controls will have no significant impact on Tunnel traffic.
According to the RSSB, the rail industry needs to adopt a pragmatic approach to Brexit, given the uncertainty of the final destination.