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Grangemouth ready to welcome Britain’s longest trains

[ March 11, 2021   //   ]

The Port of Grangemouth opened its new £3 million rail freight hub with the arrival DRS’s (Direct Rail Service) Aberdeen freight train service.

The new dual rail siding of 775 metres – previously 200 metres – can handle the longest freight trains on the UK network.

Grangemouth senior port manager Derek Knox said: “The opening of our new freight rail hub comes at an important time for the freight market as businesses are seeking flexible, resilient, and greener supply chain solutions. At the Port of Grangemouth we have the unrivalled position of being truly interconnected for sea to rail and rail to sea, with the added flexibility of direct road access into Central Scotland and beyond.”

The Port of Grangemouth has on-site distribution warehouses with cross docking possibilities and is within a few miles of the main supermarket distribution centres within Central Scotland. 

Pictures: Peter Devlin