Freight to the fore at Rail in the Midlands Conference

With the ongoing haulage crisis affecting all of us at the moment, Tarmac’s Head of Rail, Chris Swan’s thoughts about the rail freight industry and how it can help are sure to be of interest. He will be part of a panel of expert speakers at the Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club Rail in the Midlands Conference at Derby Arena on 4 November as part of this year’s Modern Railways RVE Show.

Tarmac operates more than 60 rail-connected sites nationwide – including important locations in the Midlands such as Mountsorrel quarry and a new terminal at Washwood Heath – and is one of the country’s biggest rail freight users. With pressures on the road haulage industry and increasing awareness of the environmental benefits of rail freight, Chris Swan’s presentation is sure to highlight the importance of the sector.

The conference is being held alongside the Modern Railways RVE Show and is free for all registered visitors to attend. Fourth Friday Club members will benefit from visiting the exhibition as well as exclusive networking opportunities.

Continuing the freight theme at the conference will be Rail Operations UK Chief Executive Karl Watts. The recently launched Orion High Speed Logistics service has drawn intense interest from the logistics sector with its ability to deliver cargo in to the heart of towns and cities and encourage modal shift from road.

The company also has new Class 93 tri-mode locos on order from Stadler, which have the potential to revolutionise the rail freight sector.

To register to attend the conference and the Modern Railways RVE show, click here.