The number of intermodal trains operated by DB Schenker between London Gateway and Trafford Park in Manchester has doubled.
DB now runs four trains per week, in response to customer demand, according to the operator.
DB Schenker Head of Intermodal Adrian Fleming said: “The intermodal market continues to be buoyant as customers look to the most cost-efficient and environmentally friendly way of moving freight across the country.”
London Gateway has the UK’s largest port rail freight terminal, with more than 30% of the port’s cargo carried by rail. DB was the first company to offer scheduled rail freight services from the port.
- For more on the story, see RAIL 767, published on February 4.