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Created with GBP1m (US$1.6m) of private investment by DB Schenker (formerly EWS), a former disused coal loading facility in Rugby has been transformed into a modern rail freight container handling terminal that is expected handle three trains per day and 50,000 containers a year by the end of 2010.

UK’s newest rail freight terminal opens

The terminal, which provides access to central England and is immediately adjacent to the Rugby, Lutterworth, Daventry and Coventry logistics parks, will enable DB Schenker to operate longer, higher capacity freight trains that will reduce total logistics costs and CO2 emissions.

Services commenced in January, with one train per day supplying just-in-time deliveries to supermarkets in Scotland. Additional services will be introduced in the coming months, with a mix of domestic UK container services and trains to and from mainland Europe through the Channel Tunnel.

With the opening of Rugby, DB Schenker now operates six inland terminals and also operates rail services to a further six independent terminals, thereby providing national coverage for intermodal traffic.