Tarmac celebrates opening of new rail depot

A new Tarmac rail depot contained within Freightliner’s existing Garston complex, which will take around 10,000 trucks off the roads every year, has been officially opened by the Mayor for Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, and local MP for Garston and Halewood, Maria Eagle.

“We are pleased, once again, to be partnering with Tarmac in the continued expansion of their rail freight network,” said Adam Cunliffe, UK MD, Freightliner. “Garston is one of Freightliner’s most established terminals and has seen a steady increase in rail-hauled container traffic over the last five years. The introduction of this new aggregates workflow will bring added environmental as well as economic benefits to Liverpool and the surrounding North West region.”

The Tarmac Garston depot, approximately five miles from Liverpool City Centre, will support long term employment in the local area, both directly at the site and in the local supply chain, and is supplying materials for use in a wide range of infrastructure projects across the region including the newly constructed Mersey Gateway project

Tarmac is one of the UK’s largest private sector users of rail freight transporting nine million tonnes of material by rail across the country each year.