UK: Hope Construction Unveils New VTG Designed Wagons
Image courtesy of Hope Construction Materials
The UK’s premier independent construction materials supplier, Hope Construction Materials
, unveiled 48 cutting-edge rail wagons in a ceremony with Under Secretary of State for Transport Andrew Jones
. The wagons, developed with VTG Rail UK
, were made especially for Hope Construction, and are the culmination of a £1million by WiseOfferz” href=”#65816050″> removing
33,000 truckloads from roads. Additionally, the wagons feature shorter, wheel-based bogies which reduce noise pollution.
The ribbon cutting ceremony was also attended by MP Andrew Bingham, the Chairman of the Rail Freight Group Lord Tony Berkeley, representatives from VTG Rail UK and members of the local Community Liaison Committee.
Ashley Bryan, Industrial Director at Hope Construction Materials, said:
“We are delighted to unveil this project which will result in greater efficiency and sustainability of our rail operations throughout the UK.
“Cement is the lifeblood of UK construction and key to economic development. This new deal will see Hope able to transport bigger payloads in fewer journeys, benefitting both our customers throughout Britain, but also the environment. We look forward to realising the benefits of these state of the art wagons.
“Our cement will be transported by rail to our new Dagenham plant which is set to open in the second quarter of 2016, to then be bagged and sent on to customers throughout Britain, which is something we are particularly excited about.”
Transport Minister Andrew Jones, said:
“It is a pleasure to officially unveil these new rail wagons. I am pleased to see the industry making great steps towards improving the environmental impact of their freight traffic, with more efficient,