GB Railfreight has operated the first freight service from Stanton Gate since 2009 on behalf of Ward.
Late notice demand from Ward came in and GBRf were asked to transport 1400 tonnes of fragmented steel to Immingham Dock.
Trials have been operated at the site previously to prove the ability to run services after infrastructure work.
Verant Regeneration recently acquired the Stanton Gate site and there are plans to transform the former steel works into a national distribution centre called New Stanton Park.
Carl Kent, Head of Sales at GB Railfreight, said:“The acquisition of such a large site by Verdant JV will help breathe new life into the local area and we hope further opportunities for sustainable freight by rail. The commitment that Ward have shown to developing new rail freight has been impressive and we have worked with them to promptly respond to their demand. If all parties involved are committed and work collaboratively, there is no reason at all that new to rail freight activity from dormant freight estate need take many months or years to deliver.”
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