As ultra-low emissions zones start appearing across the UK's cities, the demand for sustainable urban freight capacity will increase.
Maggie Simpson considers whether rail is ready to take the strain.
To quote the Rail Delivery Group’s long-term passenger rolling stock strategy, “over time, electric trains have generally proved to be more reliable, efficient, environmentally friendly and cheaper than those powered by diesel engines”.
David Shirres compares the various ways we can electrify our network.
The creator of stepfreelondon.uk, Tomas Rey, weighs up the options for delivering level boarding across the rail network. As is often the case, we can look to the continent to see best practice in action.
Back in May 2018, a timetable change prompted a near-collapse of service provision in several parts of the UK. Passengers across the North and in the south east of England were particularly hard hit.
With another timetable change in-bound, an informed insider considers whether proper transport integration might prevent the same thing happening again.
Gareth Dennis describes what the point of the PRE Blog is, and explains a little about how rail might fit into the transport needs of tomorrow.