National Rail Awards for Freight and Logistics Achievement of the Year.

The light freight initiative we launched last November (that led to the very successful trade event in the Houses of Parliament on March the 8th) has been shortlisted for the National Rail Awards for Freight and Logistics Achievement of the Year.

This afternoon I joined Jeff Screeton, Managing Director of Intercity Railfreight and Gauthier Hardy, Commercial Development Manager at GWR to make a presentation to the panel and we will know in September if we are successful.

The service, that allows small producers to transport their goods into the heart of London quickly, safely and in an environmentally friendly way, has enabled a number of West Cornwall-based businesses to increase the sales and customer-base.

There is more to do to ensure this service is sustainable and this nomination helps to keep up the momentum and raise the freight on the rails profile.

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