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Walkers Shortbread will be among the first customers to use a new rail freight service between Mossend in Lanarkshire and the quayside at Liverpool, which has been launched by Peel Ports and DB Cargo UK.

Peel Ports, which owns Clydeport, said the service was due to begin on May 8, with goods loaded at the Port of Liverpool and transferred to Mossend terminal, before onward delivery to destinations across Scotland.
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Plans for a new rail freight terminal in North Lanarkshire have been approved in principle by Scottish ministers.
PD Stirling (PDS), which operates the existing Mossend Railhead in Bellshill, plans to expand by creating the Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP).
It said the park would boost rail link capacity to UK and European markets.
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Half mile long 'supertrains' - the longest ever - are planned for Scotland as part of an expansion of the Mossend freight railhead in Lanarkshire by operator PDS.
The firm is to lodge plans this summer for a siding long enough to accommodate 770-metre freight trains, compared to the 600m longest trains at the moment.
Britain's longest passenger train, the 16-carriage Caledonian Sleeper, is a quarter of a mile long, or some 400m.
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Mossend No 1 Junction: A class 37 brings a freight into the south end of Mossend yard in the summer of 1996.
John Furnevel 01/07/1996

Mossend Marshalling Yard: View south over a busy looking Mossend Yard on 29 October 1991.
Bill Roberton 29/10/1991

Mossend Marshalling Yard: A class 47 at the head of a rake in Mossend yard during a sunny evening in 1989. The Chivas tanks (first two vehicles) are probably destined for Keith.
Ewan Crawford //1989

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