One million HGVs to be taken off the roads
The first train carrying 1,470 t of spoil removed from HS2 construction works in London, UK, recently left the HS2 Logistics hub in Willesden and arrived in Barrington in Cambridgeshire, where the spoil will be reused in a disused quarry, where there are plans for a new housing development.
The logistics hub has been reopened by HS2’s main works contractor, SCS JV, which is building the HS2 tunnels through London. Over the lifecycle of the project, up to seven freight trains per day will depart from Willesden and remove one million truck journeys from the roads in the London area alone. The first train was operated by GB Railfreight. (ben)