Huge success for consolidation trial at Euston

11th July 2014 / Posted by CRP Team

Last month saw the re-birth of the freight train thanks to CRP’s LaMiLo. A specially-commissioned train carrying tonnes of supplies from leading UK retailers/manufacturers Staples and Bristan was transported from Rugby to London Euston during the night of 4/5th June. The goods were sorted in a special operation on the platform side and then delivered to hundreds of stores and suppliers throughout the capital by a fleet of electric and zero-emission delivery vehicles.

Future adoption of such rail services would significantly cut carbon emissions, with every tonne moved by rail saving around three-quarters of the emissions per kilometre compared to road haulage. The trial was run by TNT Express in conjunction with Colas Rail, Network Rail and Transport for London.