The first GB Railfreight train to run as part of a new five-year contract for Siniat departed West Burton Power Station on August 2, running to Royal Portbury Dock (Bristol).
The contract will entail the freight operator transporting gypsum to the plasterboard producer’s factories in Portbury and Ferrybridge.
In September 2014, GBRf won a short-term deal with Siniat to carry gypsum between West Burton and Portbury, which ran four times a week using one box wagon set. The new deal includes this flow again, but also doubles Siniat operations, with six trains per week running between Cottam and Ferrybridge, involving a second box set.
- For more on this news story, see RAIL 781 published on August 19 2015