Freight News, Rail

No more runaround for rail freight at Ipswich

[ March 24, 2014   //   ]

GB Railfreight has tested the first freight train on the Ipswich Chord ahead of its commercial ,opening on 31 March. The £59 million project will allow trains to go directly from the Port of Felixstowe to the Midlands direction without having to go via London orfor the locomotive to run round its train at Ipswich goods yard.
GBRf managing director
John Smith, said: “We thank the Government for investing in the Chord as it represents an important development for the rail freight industry, and allows us to assist the Government in its drive to take lorries off of our road network. Being the first company to test trains on the line is testament to our support for the project and reflects our intentions to work with the Government to promote other ambitious developments across the freight network in order to support the growth of rail freight.”

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