The Anonymous Widower

More Freight Trains On The Gospel Oak To Barking Line?

It has been announced in Modern Railways that DB Schenker is going to build an import/export terminal for new cars at Barking. The article says this.

The site has been chosen as it is the most westerly point of connection to the European rail network via HS1. DBS says it will also have excellent access to the UK strategic highway infrastructure.

The hub will initially handle up to 150,000 vehicles per year and is expected to open in March 2015.

What surprises me about the announcement, is that the terminal will open in just three months.

The only problem, is that there will be extra freight trains on the Gospel Oak To Barking Line.

So the sooner that line is electrified the better, as then at least the locomotives will make less noise and pungent smoke.

December 10, 2014 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] DB Schenker’s new car import-export depot at Barking, I think we’ll see a lot more trains like […]

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