Stobart’s new Tilbury train

ON 3 September logistics company Eddie Stobart launched a new train service connecting the Port of Tilbury to Tesco’s site in Daventry, and then Daventry to Mossend, Scotland. This is Stobart’s first service to run from the Port of Tilbury; it has the capacity for up to 36 containers.

The train service is launched as part of a four-month trial, with a view to being rolled out fully in 2019.The Eddie Stobart-branded train will be running three days a week between the Port of Tilbury and Daventry, and twice weekly from Daventry to Mossend.

John Clark, Sector Director at Eddie Stobart, said: ‘The ability to link London Ports by rail to central Scotland is something we have been looking to launch for some time and the interest in this new service has been extremely encouraging.’