Feature, Rail

Potter and GBRf take the long view

[ July 29, 2014   //   ]

Potter Logistics has extended track space at its Selby rail terminal to take the longest trains now operating to and from UK ports. GB Railfreight, on behalf of MSC will extend its daily train from Felixstowe to Selby later in 2014. GB Railfreight will now be able to operate 610-metre, 32-platform trains – the longest on the UK rail network – using a combination of both Ecofret and FEA wagons, responding to its customer’s demand for more 40ft container services.

GBRf MD John Smith said:  “I have reiterated time and time again GBRf’s intentions to expand services out of the Port of Felixstowe, and this infrastructural development allows the company to be true to its word. The intermodal freight market has the potential to grow, but in addition to work undertaken by companies such as Potter Logistics, we need the Government to further incentivise strategic investment from the rest of the private sector in both inland and port infrastructure. We hope similar infrastructural developments across the country allow us to continue to grow into 2015.”