Newly-adapted wagon fleet to transport aggregates
DB Cargo UK has made its first delivery of aggregate to the site of a new state-of-the-art asphalt facility under construction by Tarmac, at Washwood Heath, Birmingham. The city centre plant, which will provide essential materials to support the ongoing delivery of infrastructure projects in Birmingham and the wider region, is being entirely supplied by rail.
DB Cargo UK deploys a newly-adapted fleet of wagons to transport aggregates from Tarmac’s Mountsorrel quarry in Leicestershire to the site on previously disused railway sidings. Converted from traditional “coal hoppers”, the new wagons offer one of the most efficient options to transport construction materials in the country. (ben)