Ministers on right road for freight
- FAST FREIGHT'S future. Phillips, Don // Trains;Nov2001, Vol. 61 Issue 11, p58
Reports on the problems faced by railroads in North America. Actions taken by the West Coast to ease rail bottleneck problems; Options for capacity constraints at ports and railroads; Dimensions of intermodal shipments.
- Rail freight hub studied. // Planning (14672073);4/3/2009, Issue 1812, p6
The article reports on the appointment of Nathaniel Litchfield and Partners (NLP) to provide an independent assessment of proposed strategic rail freight interchange in Doncaster, England. It affirms that the agency was instructed by the Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council to advise on the...
- On Track! // DPC: Dredging & Port Construction;Jul2005, p5
This article reports that Western Australia's Port of Fremantle has laid the first track of a 900m rail loop, part of a $29m freight facilities upgrade. The North Quay Rail Terminal will include 3.2km of tract; a new access road, rail bridge and truck weighing station, designed to give rail a...
- Making the trains run on time. // Crain's Chicago Business;8/15/2005, Vol. 28 Issue 33, p18
The article focuses on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.'s freight yard in Chicago, Illinois. With four 8,000-foot-long trains a day rolling in to the yard and four equally long trains leaving, any delay can quickly cause a major traffic jam. Most of the rail cars that pass through Logistics...
- Still Dark in the Tunnel. Gallagher, John // Traffic World;8/30/2004, Vol. 268 Issue 35, p27
Reports on the alternatives to rail freight being considered by shippers in the U.S. Reasons of shippers for seeking alternative to rail service; Strategies to increase fleet size and shipment lead times; Response of shippers to expected increases in rail rates. INSET: CN, behind on the numbers.
- Chapter 4: The rise and fall of rail - fluctuating fortunes for modern rail infrastructure up to the 21st century. Mitchell, Malcolm // Civil Engineering (10212000);May2014, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p78
The article presents the historical background of transport infrastructure in South Africa up to the end of the 20th century. Topics discussed include the rise and fall of modern rail infrastructure up to the 21st century, the growth in freight traffic in the 1950s-60s, and the importance of...
- The Week. // Traffic World;5/24/2004, Vol. 268 Issue 21, p9
Presents news briefs about the transportation industry in the United States as of May 24, 2004. Trucking rates; Congestion problems of the Union Pacific Railroad; Impact of the hours of service rules on shippers; Plans of shippers to shift cargo from airlines to ground.
- Economy Gains Stacking Up. // Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);2/20/2012, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p6
The article reports on the 16.8 percent year-over-year increase in intermodal freight shipments on U.S. railroads in the first week of February 2012 that suggests shippers will continue restocking.
- It is time to resolve Radlett. Walker, Angus // Modern Railways;Sep2011, Vol. 68 Issue 756, p12
The author discusses the need for strategic rail freight interchanges (SRFIs) to reduce the number of cargo transported by land, and the five-year legal battle of Helioslough to gain permission for conversion of the Radlett airfield in England into an SRFI. He explores the appeals of...