DB Schenker Rail has been appointed to operate the Telford International Railfreight Park.
The company was appointed through formal EU procurement after the Telford & Wrekin Council consulted with rail industry experts on how to boost business through the facility.
“Terminals are crucial for the development of rail freight services, and the facility at Telford is a unique opportunity to increase volumes moved by rail rather than road,” said David Legge, business manager for logistics at DB Schenker Rail U.K., in a statement
“We will integrate the terminal at Telford into our existing terminal network throughout the U.K., in order to maximize growth in volumes handled at the facility,” he said.
Telford International Railfreight Park was opened in June 2009 and can load or unload up to the four freight trains a day. It was funded by a combination of Telford & Wrekin Council, Advantage West Midlands, the Homes and Communities Agency and the European Regional Development Fund.