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EWS Construction invests in wagons to move more than 600,000 tonnes per annum

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

EWS Construction, the dedicated rail freight operator for the aggregate and waste sectors, has ordered 34 new aggregate hopper wagons.
The wagons will inject over 600,000 tonnes of additional haulage capacity per annum into EWS Construction’s aggregate wagon fleet.
These wagons have the most efficient payload of any wagon serving the aggregate sector in the UK rail market today.
Built by Greenbrier in Poland and fitted with track friendly suspension systems supplied by Axiom Rail, the wagons will be delivered during the spring of 2008 and will enter into immediate service.
The investment in additional wagons follows the award of a range of new contracts to EWS Construction, including recently CEMEX UK.
In the last five years the aggregate rail market has grown by one billion freight tonne kilometres.
Nigel Smith, Managing Director for EWS Construction, said: “We are delighted to announce further targeted investment in developing the aggregates market by rail. Customers are demanding additional volumes of product to be hauled by rail each year. This investment by EWS Construction ensures that, as the dedicated supplier to this market, we continue to be responsive to their needs.”

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