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ANALYSIS: Labour’s pragmatic approach to rail policy

Bringing operators in house may be popular - but comes with risks

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‘Sixty’over Saunderton

JAMES ABBOTT takes a run through the Chilterns in the cab of...

Modal success: DP World's incentives have shifted containers from road to rail at Southampton. Courtesy DP World News Premium

DP World scores 66% rise in Southampton rail freight

Modal shift scheme creates huge shift to rail

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Freight sector battles challenging conditions

Maritime intermodal falls; HS2 drives construction increase

Ready for fast freight: stripped out interior of No 321428. Philip Sherratt News Freemium

Varamis looks to the capital

Express freight operator hopes to run into Liverpool Street

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Government sets 75% freight growth target…

...but target represents growth of less than 3% per year

Commodity and operator both in growth: DCRail’s No 56091 leading No 56301 on the 6O15 Willesden DC Sidings to Chessington South aggregates train at Wimbledon on 3 October 2023. Jamie Squibbs News Premium

Bright spots amid rail freight decline

Intermodal and construction traffic up; coal down

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DP World encourages modal shift to rail

Port operator aims for 40% rail market share from Southampton by 2025

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Nestle’s double-stack trial success

Company seeks to develop concept further

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Ely enhancement shows big return on investment

Scheme could benefit huge area of UK