The first freight train since 2006 came through Potter Logistics Knowsley rail freight terminal on June 28 2016. This new twice daily train service will operate five days per week and once on Saturdays and will initially move freight from Knowsley Industrial Park to the North East.
Following work by Network Rail, the Potter Logistics site is now reconnected to the West Coast mainline at Wigan and onto the rest of the UK network including Europe via the Channel tunnel. This presents several rail freight opportunities for the development land at the terminal.
Potter Logistics managing director Matthew Lamb says: “We are delighted that the Knowsley train terminal connection has reopened, which allows Potter Logistics to further extend its rail activities. Freight trains into Knowsley represent a significant milestone for the terminal and opens up the adjacent terminal land for rail freight usage.”