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Thursday
Nov072013

New Signalling Maintenance Contract

DB SchenkerOn 1st November 2013 RT Infrastructure Solutions Ltd commenced a new signalling maintenance contract (on behalf of DB Schenker) which adds to our growing list of depots around the UK. The contact supports DP World’s new multi-million pound investment at its rail port terminal in Basildon, more commonly known as the London Gateway Project.

RT Infrastructure Solutions signalling maintenance framework includes a 24/7 365 days a year fault call-out service to DB Schenker. This facility ensures that any faults that occur with the new signalling system will be rectified as soon as possible to keep operations running as smoothly and efficiently at all times. All signalling assets, including that of a fully operational level crossing will be maintained and supported to Network Rail specifications.

London Gateway Port is located in the south of the county of Essex in the UK. The upgrades to the port were completed in the fourth quarter of 2013 and is part of a £1.5 billion project to build the UK’s first 21st century major multi-modal deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park. The site will host a Marks & Spencer 900,000 square foot distribution centre, which is just 25 miles from Central London. London Gateway’s logistics park will be Europe’s largest and will see deep-sea cargo sent directly to the market from distribution centres at London Gateway, removing the time and cost associated with movement of goods via inland distribution centres.

The port will provide unrivalled shipping and logistics access to the south east of England, the ultimate destination for many of the goods imported to the UK.

25 to 30 percent of all freight will be transported by rail, as London Gateway will have a new rail hub with terminals in both the port and logistics park. As a result, businesses will benefit from more cost-effective supply chain operation.

Analysts have estimated 65 million road freight miles every year will be saved, as many goods will no longer need to be transported from deep-sea ports to inland distribution centres. Instead, goods will flow quickly and easily from London Gateway port to the logistics park before distribution directly to shops and homes. The new port will bring over 12,000 new jobs to the area.