Freight News, Rail

Russell to run Highland Spring rail terminal

[ November 25, 2019   //   ]

Transport and logistics operator JG Russell has been chosen as the operator of a new intermodal rail freight facility at Highland Spring’s bottling plant at Blackford in the Highlands. The terminal, expected to open in early 2021, on the main line between Stirling and Perth is expected to remove about 8,000 truck from the roads each year, saving 3,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide. Network Rail is planning two daily train paths on Monday to Friday and a weekly Saturday train. The terminal will have an RTG and will cater for inbound movements of raw materials such as packaging and exports of bottled water.