Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. European Union Committee Publisher: The Stationery Office ISBN: 9780104006269 Category : Political Science Languages : en Pages : 187
Despite a decline in traditional rail freight markets (especially coal and steel), and loss of market share to other modes, the overall growth in freight in recent years has allowed rail freight to maintain its volume. The Commission has introduced three packages of directives to stimulate further growth in this market (the first should have been implemented in the 15 member states, the second is to be implemented by 2005, and the third is yet to be adopted). This report reviews the background to the packages, and offers a provisional analysis of their effect so far. The quality of service offered to customers of rail freight movement in Europe falls seriously short of standards required in a competitive environment. Liberalisation of the UK market since 1994 has, however, resulted in better performance and a growing market share for rail freight. The Committee has reservations about some parts of the third package of directives, particularly the proposal to require all train drivers to hold an international rail driving licence, and the proposal for compulsory compensation to rail freight customers for poor quality service. The report also examines problems with the Channel Tunnel, the only direct rail link between the UK and mainland Europe.
Author: Mark Jamieson Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited ISBN: 1445671689 Category : Transportation Languages : en Pages : 96
The photographs chosen for this book, published for the first time, represent the traction Dorset has enjoyed over the years since the end of steam in 1967, and the landscape that they pass through.
Author: V Gupta Publisher: EGBG Services LLC ISBN: Category : Business & Economics Languages : en Pages : 59
This document brings together a set of latest data points and publicly available information relevant for Energy Industry. We are very excited to share this content and believe that readers will benefit immensely from this periodic publication immensely.
Author: Paul Shannon Publisher: Key Publishing ISBN: 1802820787 Category : Transportation Languages : en Pages : 96
The changes to rail freight in Wales and the Borders since the 1980s have been dramatic in many ways and have often been a knock-on effect of huge transformations in the industries that the railway serves, most notably, the coal-mining sector. These have led to a railway with a slimmed-down infrastructure and renewed traction and rolling-stock fleets. Until the 1980s, coal was still the lifeblood of many railway lines in South Wales. However, one by one, the pits closed, leaving just a handful of surface operations still active in 2020. The sight and sound of a Class 37 winding its way up a steep-sided valley is now a distant memory. Industrial decline has affected other traffics too, with the loss of the heavy iron ore trains to Llanwern and many other flows. However, Welsh rail freight is far from dead. Class 60-hauled oil and steel trains still ply the South Wales main line, and there have even been small revivals such as cement from Penyffordd. Illustrated with over 150 stunning photographs, many of which are previously unpublished, this volume looks at the changing face of rail freight in Wales and the Borders, detailing the changes in traction, rolling stock and railway infrastructure over four decades.