1.8 million t of aggregates moved across UK
B Railfreight (GBRf) has signed a five-year deal with GRS Rail Services, a joint venture between Tarmac and aggregates trading company GRS.
The new GRS Rail Services contract builds on a partnership between the two businesses that begun in 2016, primarily supplying rail haulage services between the UK’s largest granite quarry, Mountsorrel Quarry in Leicestershire and a major aggregates supply depot at Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
In the last five years, the contract has evolved to serve new supply points, such as Swinden Quarry, North Yorkshire, and Tunstead Quarry, Derbyshire, and feed new railheads in Luton and Northampton.
GBRf and GRS Rail Services have also moved over 1.8 million t of aggregates across the UK and prevented almost 100,000 lorry loads from using the roads. (ben)