Jumbo Train…. Wagons Roll

No, CEMEX haven’t started to transport wild animals or entered the circus business but we have just been part of the longest construction materials train to leave Wales.

The train consisted of 34 wagons and was over 660 metres long.  The overall payload of approx. 2,300 tonnes of building materials will be used in the construction industry in the South East.

The service used two locos to pull the set (due to gradients in the Severn Tunnel) but requires only one path on the network and represents a massive step forward in efficiency and cost savings for all parties.

Hopefully this is just the first of many and with the help of Network Rail and DB Cargo they become an industry standard and add significant value to our Supply Chain across the whole network.

To watch the train leaving Cardiff please view the link: