Lobsters ‘take the train’ to London

Live lobsters are now being transported by rail from Cornwall to top London restaurants.

Sending produce by rail will be faster than road, ensuring the lobsters are fresher when they arrive. It will also help to lower carbon emissions by reducing road freight.

Great Western Railways and InterCity RailFreight Ltd will be delivering the lobsters daily on the 1739 Penzance to London Paddington service. WEGO Carbon Neutral Couriers will then take them to their final destination.

Rail Minister Claire Perry said: “This is a great example of our railway network acting as a catalyst for local economic growth, giving businesses the connections they need to expand, and reach customers quicker.”

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  • Peter Stanton - 02/02/2016 14:55

    This seems to be start of inventing a new passenger train parcels service, a name? How about Red Star?!

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  • Geoff Kerr - 18/05/2019 14:53

    What's happening to this traffic now that class 800s have replaced HSTs? The new trains have no van space. Indeed we have been told that surfboards will not be carried. The railway shooting itself in the foot again.

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