New freight trips for Tesco and DRS

Tesco has partnered with Direct Rail Services (DRS) to launch a new refrigerated rail freight service from Tilbury to Coatbridge.

The service will run twice a day for seven days a week using DRS bi-mode Class 88s and is estimated to remove at least 17,000 containers from the road each year, saving 7.3 million road miles and nearly 9,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

Tesco UK and Ireland CEO John Tarry said: “This new service reflects our continuing commitment to rail, which has clear advantages for our business, our customers and the planet.

“But the journey doesn’t stop here, as we continue to increase the number of containers we transport by rail as part of our commitment to reach net zero emissions in our operations by 2035.”

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