Rail Freight in Great Britain - Rail Freight Coal, Oil and Petroleum - F

Rail Freight in Great Britain - F

Rail Freight Coal, Oil and Petroleum

Trainload freight movements include:

Rail Freight Coal

Coal transport is declining rapidly as Great Britain phases out coal use in power generation, expected to be done by 2024. Trains circa 2013 included:

DB Cargo UK run coal trains between mining sites in South Wales, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Scotland and coal-fired power stations around Britain. These are run using merry-go-round trains.
40 coal trains per day run from Immingham to coal-fired power stations in the Aire Valley (Drax, Eggborough) and the Trent Valley (Cottam, Ratcliffe-on-Soar, West Burton). The south humber ports generate close to one fifth of total UK freight by tonnage via the South Humberside Main Line.

Rail Freight in Great Britain Oil and Petroleum

GB Railfreight runs up to two 20 tank trains a week for Petrochem Carless Ltd, transporting gas condensate from North Walsham to a refinery in Harwich. The company also transports up to 3 trains per week of petroleum products from the North East to Inver Terminal at the Queen Alexandra Dock in Cardiff.
Colas Rail Freight will provide haulage for bitumen from the Lindsey Oil Refinery to Total UK's Preston production plant.
DB Cargo UK moves petrochemicals from Grangemouth, Fawley, the Humber, Lindsey and Milford Haven refineries.

Rail Freight in Great Britain Construction Materials

  • Lafarge uses rail freight in its various cement works.
  • GB Railfreight hauls raw materials and finished goods including gypsum, aggregates, limestone, iron ore, sleepers, ballast and rails. Its customers for this include Lafarge Tarmac, British Gypsum, Yeoman, Aggregate Industries, Network Rail and TfL.
  • Mendip Rail operates aggregates trains for its parent companies Aggregate Industries (due to acquisition of Foster Yeoman) and Hanson (due to acquisition of ARC). It holds the record for the longest and heaviest British train.

Rail Freight in Great Britain Food and Drink

  • Asda grocery goods have been moved between distribution centres in Daventry, Grangemouth and Aberdeen using Malcolm Group and Direct Rail Services since 2001.
  • Tesco products are moved by Stobart Rail (Direct Rail Services) from Daventry to Mossend and Inverness. The company was responsible for the longest train journey in Europe by a single operator when fresh Spanish produce was transported in a refrigerated train from Valencia to Dagenham—a 1,100 mile journey.
  • Colas Rail imports melons as part of the regular Norfolk Lines train from Italy to the Midlands.
  • Soft drinks manufacturer Britvic uses Malcolm Logistics for its rail freight from Daventry to Grangemouth and Mossend.


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