GB Railfreight and CEMEX have unveiled a new train service that will run from Dove Holes Quarry, in Buxton, to Crawley.
This was the first train that has been operated by GBRf to Crawley with the products transported on cut and shut hoppers, which have been repurposed from coal hoppers.
The train consisted of 22 wagons, weighing a total of 1675 tonnes, exceeding other deliveries to Crawley by 350 tonnes.
The first train arrived in Crawley on Saturday 18th April 2020.
Once normal business has resumed, the new service between Dove Holes and Crawley is expected to run once a week.
John Smith, Managing Director of GBRf, said “We are delighted to unveil this new route in partnership with CEMEX. We have a longstanding relationship and the new service, which is expected to run once a week once operations are back to normal is testament to the successful partnership we have forged.
“We are also absolutely committed to keeping Britain on track during the challenging times. GB Railfreight does not shy away from these moments and we are delighted to be doing our bit to keep the economy moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to running more services in the coming weeks and months.”
David Hart, CEMEX UK’s Supply Chain Director, added: “Our rail network is an important way for us to transport our materials around the country to where they are needed. The addition of this new route allows us to better serve our customers, while the increased capacity offers further sustainability benefits by taking trucks off the road and reducing congestion. We are pleased to partner with GBRf on this new service as they share our commitment to a safe and reliable operation.”
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