UK rail freight can answer the truck driver crisis

 

News article: UK rail freight can answer the truck driver crisis

Railfreight operators say they have the solution to Britain’s long-term truck driver shortage.

  8502 Train Controller

Fabulous idea and one that could work here and be better for the environment.  During the pandemic was the perfect time for rail to show customers it could do the job for them and be more environmentally friendly in doing so.  We need more integrated rail solutions in Australia not more trucks.

UK rail freight can answer the truck driver crisis

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  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Joke, of course, here in Oz!

The last picture sums it up so far as Australia is concerned.

A modern 100 km/h semi-trailer road vehicle versus a 70+ year old 0-6-0 45 km/h locomotive.

The comparison applies not only to the equipment involved but also the industry thinking.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Joke, of course, here in Oz!

The last picture sums it up so far as Australia is concerned.

A modern 100 km/h semi-trailer road vehicle versus a 70+ year old 0-6-0 45 km/h locomotive.

The comparison applies not only to the equipment involved but also the industry thinking.
YM-Mundrabilla

Ah, the usual Railpage self flagellating bollocks - what is it with you guys?

It is not happening in the UK - the story is is just an advertorial for Varamis Rail, who don't even yet run trains.

Tell me again, how many 1.8km long double stacked freight trains are running in Britain? I've asked the question before, but never seem to get an answer

Fletchers at Dubbo run three x 5000T intermodal trains a week to Sydney, heavier than anything on British tracks. Apart from a handful of select bulk flows in the UK, few freights manage to get over 2000T. Even the 'heritage' broad gauge grain trains running in Victoria regularly load to more than that.
  8502 Train Controller

What are the intermodal volumes like in the UK vs Australia is the UK higher or lower?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

What are the intermodal volumes like in the UK vs Australia is the UK higher or lower?
8502
Looks to be worse than Australia, although probably not far off what Victoria would be.  And quite miserable numbers:
https://dataportal.orr.gov.uk/media/1945/freight-rail-usage-and-performance-2020-21-q4.pdf

"Rail freight market share (2019) During 2019, 4.6% of all freight lifted in Great Britain was transported by rail. This represented the lowest share of the freight lifted market since the start of the time series in 1998. Road freight (HGVs) accounted for 89.4% of the freight lifted market."
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
What are the intermodal volumes like in the UK vs Australia is the UK higher or lower?
8502

Deflection 101 Razz

I'm sure Google can help you out with the answer, although it could be a bit time consuming as there are many variables, such as population and distance travelled.

Here's some UK figures to get you going https://dataportal.orr.gov.uk/statistics/usage/freight-rail-usage-and-performance/
  BaysideManny Locomotive Fireman

Joke, of course, here in Oz!

The last picture sums it up so far as Australia is concerned.

A modern 100 km/h semi-trailer road vehicle versus a 70+ year old 0-6-0 45 km/h locomotive.

The comparison applies not only to the equipment involved but also the industry thinking.

Ah, the usual Railpage self flagellating bollocks - what is it with you guys?

It is not happening in the UK - the story is is just an advertorial for Varamis Rail, who don't even yet run trains.

Tell me again, how many 1.8km long double stacked freight trains are running in Britain? I've asked the question before, but never seem to get an answer

Fletchers at Dubbo run three x 5000T intermodal trains a week to Sydney, heavier than anything on British tracks. Apart from a handful of select bulk flows in the UK, few freights manage to get over 2000T. Even the 'heritage' broad gauge grain trains running in Victoria regularly load to more than that.
bingley hall
Yes you are completely right. And how the hell are they going to get perishables from rail heads to the shops. It is just more BS to deflect that Brexit has absolutely screwed Britain.

Mannie
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Joke, of course, here in Oz!

The last picture sums it up so far as Australia is concerned.

A modern 100 km/h semi-trailer road vehicle versus a 70+ year old 0-6-0 45 km/h locomotive.

The comparison applies not only to the equipment involved but also the industry thinking.

Ah, the usual Railpage self flagellating bollocks - what is it with you guys?

It is not happening in the UK - the story is is just an advertorial for Varamis Rail, who don't even yet run trains.

Tell me again, how many 1.8km long double stacked freight trains are running in Britain? I've asked the question before, but never seem to get an answer

Fletchers at Dubbo run three x 5000T intermodal trains a week to Sydney, heavier than anything on British tracks. Apart from a handful of select bulk flows in the UK, few freights manage to get over 2000T. Even the 'heritage' broad gauge grain trains running in Victoria regularly load to more than that.
Yes you are completely right. And how the hell are they going to get perishables from rail heads to the shops. It is just more BS to deflect that Brexit has absolutely screwed Britain.

Mannie
BaysideManny
It's not Brexit that's the problem, it's more a case of the locals not getting off their backsides and doing the menial jobs.
  BaysideManny Locomotive Fireman

Joke, of course, here in Oz!

The last picture sums it up so far as Australia is concerned.

A modern 100 km/h semi-trailer road vehicle versus a 70+ year old 0-6-0 45 km/h locomotive.

The comparison applies not only to the equipment involved but also the industry thinking.

Ah, the usual Railpage self flagellating bollocks - what is it with you guys?

It is not happening in the UK - the story is is just an advertorial for Varamis Rail, who don't even yet run trains.

Tell me again, how many 1.8km long double stacked freight trains are running in Britain? I've asked the question before, but never seem to get an answer

Fletchers at Dubbo run three x 5000T intermodal trains a week to Sydney, heavier than anything on British tracks. Apart from a handful of select bulk flows in the UK, few freights manage to get over 2000T. Even the 'heritage' broad gauge grain trains running in Victoria regularly load to more than that.
Yes you are completely right. And how the hell are they going to get perishables from rail heads to the shops. It is just more BS to deflect that Brexit has absolutely screwed Britain.

Mannie
It's not Brexit that's the problem, it's more a case of the locals not getting off their backsides and doing the menial jobs.
Carnot
Hence Brexit is the problem, because the there is now nobody to do the work, because of Brexit!!!!

There will be a shortage of vets for Abatoirs, because the majority are from Spain, France and Portugal, most UK vets want to work with cats and dogs in their own practices.

Lack of nurses coming from the EU because of the rhetoric displayed by flag waving little englanders because they do not want foreigners. The positions are not being filled because of Brexit!!!!


Mannie
  Upven Junior Train Controller

Joke, of course, here in Oz!

The last picture sums it up so far as Australia is concerned.

A modern 100 km/h semi-trailer road vehicle versus a 70+ year old 0-6-0 45 km/h locomotive.

The comparison applies not only to the equipment involved but also the industry thinking.

Ah, the usual Railpage self flagellating bollocks - what is it with you guys?

It is not happening in the UK - the story is is just an advertorial for Varamis Rail, who don't even yet run trains.

Tell me again, how many 1.8km long double stacked freight trains are running in Britain? I've asked the question before, but never seem to get an answer

Fletchers at Dubbo run three x 5000T intermodal trains a week to Sydney, heavier than anything on British tracks. Apart from a handful of select bulk flows in the UK, few freights manage to get over 2000T. Even the 'heritage' broad gauge grain trains running in Victoria regularly load to more than that.
Yes you are completely right. And how the hell are they going to get perishables from rail heads to the shops. It is just more BS to deflect that Brexit has absolutely screwed Britain.

Mannie
It's not Brexit that's the problem, it's more a case of the locals not getting off their backsides and doing the menial jobs.
Hence Brexit is the problem, because the there is now nobody to do the work, because of Brexit!!!!

There will be a shortage of vets for Abatoirs, because the majority are from Spain, France and Portugal, most UK vets want to work with cats and dogs in their own practices.

Lack of nurses coming from the EU because of the rhetoric displayed by flag waving little englanders because they do not want foreigners. The positions are not being filled because of Brexit!!!!


Mannie
BaysideManny
Relying on an artificially inflated surplus of workers and then crying when that ends? Give me a break. Sounds like you support the rich elites who are pretty much the only ones who benefit from a globalist workforce where you just import what you need, screw fixing any underlying social or cultural issues, and definitely don't train or improve conditions for local workers (we used to call them citizens)! Just import, import, import.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
It's not Brexit that's the problem, it's more a case of the locals not getting off their backsides and doing the menial jobs.
Hence Brexit is the problem, because the there is now nobody to do the work, because of Brexit!!!!

There will be a shortage of vets for Abatoirs, because the majority are from Spain, France and Portugal, most UK vets want to work with cats and dogs in their own practices.

Lack of nurses coming from the EU because of the rhetoric displayed by flag waving little englanders because they do not want foreigners. The positions are not being filled because of Brexit!!!!


Mannie
Relying on an artificially inflated surplus of workers and then crying when that ends? Give me a break. Sounds like you support the rich elites who are pretty much the only ones who benefit from a globalist workforce where you just import what you need, screw fixing any underlying social or cultural issues, and definitely don't train or improve conditions for local workers (we used to call them citizens)! Just import, import, import.
Upven
People want cheap things and aren't willing to pay. Either side of the pro brexit/anti brexit argument.

Irony is I've seen so many pro brexit small-medium buisness owners post articles to British newspapers about how they'd never thought that the "Leopards eating my face group would eat my face" with the very poorly organised Brexit, and have a sook that they'd have to pay people more to work or their deliveries are getting smeg over in customs with delays.

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