The Anonymous Widower

Rail Freight ‘Booming’ Because Of HGV Driver Shortage

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Rail News.

These are a few points from the article.

  • Tesco currently send 65,000 containers per year by train and are increasing this figure to 90,000.
  • Tesco are also planning to run special wine trains.
  • Dunelm is reported to have agreed a lease for a new warehouse at the Daventry rail terminal, creating another 70 jobs.
  • CB Railfreight is running 400 trains per day.
  • GB Railfreight trained seventy drivers in the last year.
  •  The number of people employed at the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal, will rise by another 4,000 in January when a new section opens.

One Freight Operations Manager is quoted as saying business is booming. He believes that the truck driver shortage and thought for the environment are driving the growth in rail freight.


December 6, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,


  1. According to an artic

    Comment by fammorris | December 6, 2021 | Reply

  2. OK nothing to do with freight but I think this new website re passenger proposals for Daventry might be of interest

    Comment by Fenline Scouser | December 6, 2021 | Reply

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