Last week we sent the 2 millionth tonne of materials by rail in the UK this year, continuing three years of growth. It's all moved safely, efficiently, cost effectively and in a way that minimises the effect on the environment.
Train services run from Dove Holes to most parts of the UK. Wenvoe, Cardiff material runs into London and direct to our Readymix site at Crawley via a handling operation at Cardiff, Cumbrian PSV Hardstone is sent to Washwood Heath for asphalt, and we are now moving 6mm stock from Gilfach (via Neath) to Stourton and into the North East.
All this, and we opened our new ‘Pop-up’ depot in Warrington to serve the West of Manchester in March, Limestone moved by rail has been used for PFI work in and around Birmingham, major construction projects in London including Crossrail, work on the new Selby bypass and it even plays its part in sugar production in E Anglia.
All of this is further supported by the significant volume of waste soil which is moved from London into Barrington Landfill removing a huge number of lorries from the roads of London and the Home Counties whilst fulfilling our restoration commitment.