New freight train service launched
Eddie Stobart announces the launch of its new train service hauled by Direct Rail Services, connecting the Port of Tilbury to Tesco’s site in Daventry, and then Daventry to Mossend, Scotland.
Launched on the 3 September, this is Eddie Stobart’s first ever train service to run from the Port of Tilbury, with the capacity to travel with between 30 and 36 containers.
Rail continues to be a key focus for Eddie Stobart Logistics due to the reduced carbon emissions. It will now be possible to connect ports in Southern England to central Scotland without the use of roads. The Eddie Stobart branded train will be running three days a week between the Port of Tilbury and Daventry, and twice weekly from Daventry to Mossend.
John Clark, Sector Director at Eddie Stobart said: “The ability to link London Ports by rail to central Scotland is something we have been looking to launch for some time and the interest in this new service has been extremely encouraging. It’s an exciting step that sees Eddie Stobart Logistics continuing to broaden its complete end-to-end logistics offering, while remaining focused on how we can offer environmentally conscious transportation solutions.”
The train service is launched as part of a four-month trial, with a view to being rolled out fully in 2019.
Barry Earl, Business Manager at Direct Rail Services said: “We have been working with Eddie Stobart on the delivery of this service throughout 2018 and are delighted that it has now commenced. This new service stregthens our intermodal portfolio with a high profile customer who we are very proud to work with.”