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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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