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Potter Logistics to accept 775m freight trains

An opening ceremony took place on July 24 to mark the conclusion of the opening of the extension to the rail head project at Potter Logistics Selby rail terminal.

Potter Logistics has extended its head shunt from 468m to 775m allowing its Selby rail terminal to accommodate the longest trains that are now transporting freight from UK ports.

During the construction phase of the project, significant quantities of recycled products were successfully employed in both for the civil and rail track elements of the project. The project was spearheaded by Potter Logistics’ Executive Chairman Derrick Potter alongside members of the Selby team. The project was completed on time and in full with a minimum of disruption to the existing operations.

Matthew Lamb, Potter Logistics’ Managing Director comments “With the improvements in port capabilities, rail infrastructure and upgrades to key road links, a traditional road solution is no longer viable due to the environmental impact this brings. Upgrading our rail terminal to accommodate the longer trains allows us to reduce this impact and provide our customers with an economic solution.”

GBRf, on behalf of MSC will extend its daily train from Felixstowe to Selby later in 2014.

MSC’s Operations Manager Paul Garnham continues “MSC is proud to be running some of the best utilised intermodal trains on the network. Our extensive use of rail and the need to increase rail capacity means the inland terminals play a strategic role in our ability to deliver. Potter Logistics recognised this need at an early stage, increasing the head shunt thereby providing the ability to handle longer trains. This in turn will contribute to reductions in our CO2 emissions while simultaneously enhancing the comprehensive rail product we offer our clients.”

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