Editing the detailed report on the planning, operation and outcomes of the timber train trial between Georgemas Junction and Inverness in September 2020.
Victa Railfreight Ltd (2020)
Analysis of rail operations options for proposed movement of Flow Country timber by rail from Kinbrace to Inverness, including terminal design and rail haulage issues.
Project Manager for review of demand, supply and grant aid issues for an upgraded or newly constructed timber railhead at Crianlarich on the West Highland Line.
Forestry Commission (2011-12)
Evaluation of timber transport flows and infrastructure barriers, and assessment of opportunities for new rail freight terminals and services
IBI Group / Wales Timber Transport Group (2004)
Assessment of freight opportunities, in particular whisky and bulk spirit, arising from potential reconnection of the Keith & Dufftown heritage railway to the main line network.
Douglas Binns Ltd / HITRANS (2018)
Business, grant aid, engineering and operational analysis of a proposed rail freight facility directly serving the Blackford plant and potentially handling Third Party traffic from the surrounding catchment area.
Highland Spring Limited / TACTRAN (2008-9)
Analysis of core supply and demand issues, including site footprint and grant aid eligibility, for direct rail connection to the Blackford (Perthshire) bottled water plant.
Highland Spring Limited (2008)
Project Manager for multi-disciplinary study of rail access to proposed deep mine north of Gretna, including evaluation of train services to customers and assessment of the engineering, operational and market implications of eight railhead site options.
New Age Exploration Ltd (2014)
Analysis of demand, supply and grant aid potential for the development of rail freight facilities to serve the Rockware Glass plant in Irvine.
Rockware Glass / Scottish Enterprise Ayrshire (2007)
Pre-feasibility study of the prospects for rail connection at 22 Scottish quarry sites, including assessment of capital cost implications and rail network capacity and capability issues.
Reid Rail Ltd / Border Geo-Science (2005)
A pre-feasibility study of demand and supply issues for a new rail connection, including a comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of alternative sites on the West Coast Main Line and the Sandbach-Northwich branch line.
Salt Union Ltd (2003)
Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies of proposed rail movement of recovered paper from Hampshire to the Shotton paper mill, including assessment of Government grant aid prospects for new rail facilities.
UPM-Kymmene Ltd (2002)
Appraisal of opportunities for parcels / small freight as part of a proposed Caithness-Central Scotland sleeper train service.
Reference Economic Consultants / HITRANS (2018)
Review of the scope for creation of a regional intermodal railhead for Ayrshire, utilising and enhancing existing rail freight facilities at the Caledonian Paper mill in Irvine.
Ironside Farrar / Irvine Bay Regeneration (2015)
Provision of generic and site-specific briefing for witness to planning hearing on proposed rail freight development at Mossend, Lanarkshire.
PD Stirling Ltd (2014)
Project Manager for development of project through to point of issue of tender documents for construction – including securing road construction consent, planning permission and Network Rail approvals; business case refinement and preparation of Freight Facilities Grant application.
Ailsa Horizons (2009-12)
Review of concept, business case and grant aid eligibility for new intermodal railhead principally serving Nestle and Wm Grant’s grain distillery
Girvan Horizons (2008)
Preparation of planned grant application for enhanced intermodal railhead for domestic, European and Deep Sea container traffic
Forth Ports (2006)
Feasibility study of options for enhancing and expanding Forth Ports' railhead for container traffic, as part of a planned multi-modal freight hub development
Reid Rail Ltd / Forth Ports (2005)
A review of the case – from a rail freight demand and supply perspective – for releasing areas of land adjacent to the Raiths Farm terminal from their zoning for ‘transport’ use in the Aberdeen Local Plan.
Hammerson / Union Square Developments (2020)
Project Manager for study of land requirements around the Raith’s Farm (Aberdeen) freight railhead in relation to long-term demand for rail freight in the wider Aberdeen area / Grampian region and available freight capacity at other existing railheads .
Assessment of freight opportunities as part of STAG Part 1 Appraisals of passenger stations at Thornhill, Eastriggs and Beattock.
Allan Rail Solutions / SWESTRAN (2016)
Initial study of business, operating and engineering implications of establishing rail sidings to serve the BASF plant on Hawkhead Road, Paisley.
BASF / Scottish Enterprise (2010
Investigation of options for a multi-modal freight hub location on Scotland's east coast to allow a major player in the bulk handling and processing sector to take advantage of sea and rail services as well as road haulage.
Feasibility study of the scope for direct rail access to Dundee Port, including demand issues, engineering analysis of alternative track connection options, business case assessment and grant aid eligibility.
Scottish Enterprise Tayside (2008)
Multi-modal study of freight transport problems and opportunities for Montrose area freight users and suppliers, with particular reference to the Port of Montrose, providing recommendations on potential public sector interventions.
Angus Council (2007)
Analysis of market and operational implications in preliminary appraisal of the feasibility of rail freight connection to a planned industrial development on part of the former Chapelcross nuclear power station site.
Reid Rail Ltd / Scottish Enterprise Dumfries & Galloway (2007)
A report setting out a costed vision for the expansion and upgrade of the railway network in Scotland during the 2020-30 period, in response to the Climate Emergency – informing the discussion on the ongoing Strategic Transport Projects Review 2 and catalysing a modal shift from road to rail.
John Finnie MSP, Scottish Green Party (2020)
Overview of opportunities for rail freight in Scotland for the UK's leading private rail wagon hire company.
VTG Rail UK (2020)
Pre-feasibility study of demand and supply aspects of the scope for development of freight railheads and/or private company sidings along the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway, scheduled to re-open for through freight trains in 2008.
Clackmannanshire Council (2007-8)
Study focusing on market analysis, first-scope technical analysis, and assessment of grant aid eligibility for rail freight facilities at Dundee Port, Montrose and Perth Harbour.
Scottish Enterprise Tayside (2007)
Analysis of the potential applications of, and commercial demand for, NICS within the wider Scottish rail freight industry, including stakeholder consultation.
NICSCo & Scottish Enterprise (2006)d
Identification of the nature and scale of new opportunities for waterborne transport of timber, taking into account fiscal, logistical and other obstacles.
Scottish Enterprise (2006)
Assessment of the opportunities for GB Railfreight to bid for existing road haulage traffic flows in Scotland, based on deliverability, timescales and scope to build on existing baseload traffic.
GB Railfreight Ltd (2005)
Rail freight demand and supply analysis, including assessment of route corridor and rail terminal constraints and opportunities, as part of multi-modal freight strategy development.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council (2003)
study of rail freight potential along the five principal rail corridors in North and Mid Wales, including market research and assessment of infrastructure barriers.
Welsh Development Agency (2000)
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