Friday 21st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

More water trains for flood victims

Two daily high speed trains operated by EWS are running to deliver bottled water to Gloucestershire to be distributed to people affected by the recent flooding.
A daily service is operating from Mossend in central Scotland to Gloucestershire for Tesco, while a daily service is also operating from London to Gloucestershire for Danone, the owner of a number of water brands including Evian.
These emergency supply train services are expected to operate over the weekend and into next week, as work continues to restore tap drinking water supplies to the premises affected by the flooding
Lucy Smith of  EWS said: “These trains have been resourced at very short notice and will enable large volumes of bottled water supplied by Tesco and Danone to be transported in controlled movements as part of the emergency distribution arrangements.”
Robin Gisby, Network Rail’s Director of Operations and Customer Service, said: “Our local operations team were very happy to help and pulled out all the stops to plan routes and help move this freight for EWS Network, Tesco and Danone and get these vital water supplies to the people of Gloucestershire.”