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Direct Rail Services runs trial train for Stobart Rail

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Direct Rail Services (DRS), the UK’s leading rail freight operator has collaborated with Stobart Rail to run a Special rail service from the Port of Felixstowe to the new Stobart Rail facility at Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT 2) on 15th October 2011.

This initial trial service was organised at short notice with a significant multi-agency effort between DRS, Stobart Rail, Network Rail and the Port of Felixstowe.

The result was a train carrying 24 Stobart Rail Curtain Sided containers distinctively liveried with ‘Less CO2 Rail’ departing the Port of Felixstowe heading for DIRFT 2.

The Port of Felixstowe is the largest container port in the UK and following the success of this first train it is anticipated that more services could follow in the near future.


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