Tate & Lyle has signed a deal with Russell Group to deliver sugar from East London to Scotland by rail. The intermodal train will run from the Russell Group’s Barking railfreight terminal heading for Freightliner’s Coatbridge railfreight terminal five times a week.
The trains are operated by Direct Rail Services on behalf of the Russell Group. Each train moves on average over 350 tonnes of bulk cane sugar products in liquid and granulated forms, all destined for customers in Scotland. The trains will replace some 65 truck journeys a week.
Ken Russell, commercial & business development director of John G Russell (Transport) Ltd, said: “This new Barking – Coatbridge train routes via the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal and we are now talking to other customers interested in using this daily freight link between London, the Midlands and Scotland.”