CEMEX UK ran the first trial train to a new site at Brandon in Cambridgeshire, which is a customer site but we will have access to the material to supply major works in the area over the next two years.
The freight sidings are being brought back into active use having lain dormant for some time and is part of a wider UK Strategy by Network Rail to increase freight traffic. In a recent survey almost two thirds (61%) of people wanted to see more freight transported by rail.
It is also another key site in our strategy to grow the Aggregates Business and in particular the rail part of our Supply Chain. Watch this space for more new sites to come as we develop this method of transportation that delivers for communities, shareholders and customers.
Chris Leese congratulated the team on this great new “pop-up” railhead, and Mark Grimshaw-Smith thanked Graham Laight and everyone involved for the determined team effort.