The first rail freight service from the port of Liverpool made its inaugural journey on 8 May, officially launched by the mayor. The intention is to reduce road haulage miles locally.
The mayor said; “Improving our connectivity, both logistically and digitally, is a key driver in transforming the Liverpool City Region and this new rail freight service is an important part of that process.
“It also offers an environmentally friendly way of moving cargo arriving in the Port of Liverpool, by taking traffic off the roads.”
The new service will use up to 30 wagons able to carry over 40 containers per trip, and will initially run three days a week, with the railway operator providing the rail haulage to send exports for global markets via direct deep-seas routes from Liverpool.