Freight Transport Association

Multimodal 2019

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First jumbo train departs Cardiff

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DB Cargo UK and Cemex UK made history when the first jumbo train of 34 wagons transported 2,300 t of building materials to be used in the construction industry from ABP’s port of Cardiff to Acton in London.

The train, operated by rail freight operator DB Cargo UK, transported limestone from Cemex’s Wenvoe and Taff’s Well quarries, on the outskirts of Cardiff for use in the production of asphalt and concrete in London and southeast England.

Transporting the materials by rail saves the equivalent of 80 truckloads on the country's congested roads. The 660 m long train required the use of two locomotives because of the inclines in the Severn tunnel.

Opening Times

Tues 18th June 2019 10:00 - 17:00

Awards/VIP Dinner 19:00 - 24:00

Wed 19th June 2019 10:00 - 19:00

Multimodal Mixer 17:00 - 19:00
(Late night opening & happy hour)

Thurs 20th June 2019 10:00 - 15:00


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