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Gypsum trains to Gascoigne Wood will start in January

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Daily freight trains loaded with gypsum will operate to Gascoigne Wood in Yorkshire early next year.
EWS Energy will introduce regular freight trains in the New Year for British Gypsum, transporting gypsum from Drax power station to Gascoigne Wood for onward delivery by road to British Gypsum’s plant at Sherburn. The site at Gascoigne Wood is owned by UK Coal and by using this extensive rail facility over 11,000 lorry movements per annum will avoid travelling on the road network.
David White, Sales & Marketing Manager for EWS Energy, said: “British Gypsum, EWS Energy and UK Coal are pleased to have reached agreement on the commercial terms to use the Gascoigne Wood site. These daily trains will provide efficient transportation for British Gypsum, as well as avoiding thousands of lorry movements on the road network.”
Phil Garner, UK Coal’s Commercial Contracts Director added: “This new agreement with EWS Energy is a significant development in the regeneration of the Gascoigne Wood site, the first of several rail-traffic contracts which we anticipate will create hundreds of new jobs. The transportation of gypsum by rail has substantial environmental advantages which we hope will be welcomed by the local communities.”
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