DCRail expands with new bulk material flows

DCRail started a new service on June 24 which is conveying used rail ballast from Westbury to Southampton for recycling by L&S Waste.

The new flow follows shortly after the introduction of a similar ‘as-required’ flow of used ballast from Carlisle Kingmoor to Boston in Lincolnshire. 

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DCRail Class 56s Nos. 56103 and 56091 power the 15.24 Westbury-Southampton Up Yard used ballast train through Nursling, on the outskirts of Southampton, on June 24. This was the first day of the new service. DAVID FLETCHER

On arrival at Southampton the ballast is processed and used by the local construction market.

The use of rail transport removes more than 200 lorry movements per week, with the traffic expected to run on a campaign basis as stocks at Network Rail’s Westbury facility allow.

Read more in the August 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!

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