On track to reduce road traffic – Investment at Aberthaw Cement Plant

Aberthaw Cement Plant is reducing truck movements by 2,500 a year after opening a new rail facility.

The rail connection will mean that trains will be used to transport cement in Wales for the first time in more than 20 years.
Bulk cement, which was previously transported by road, will now be loaded onto freight trains and dispatched via rail to the company’s depots across Wales and the south west of the UK.

Plant manager Chris Bradbury, said: “The rail facility signifies a major step for us. Reducing our road movements by 25 per cent is a significant achievement and it puts us in an even better position to supply materials to our customers across Wales and the south west in a more sustainable way.”
Jane Hutt, assembly member for Vale of Glamorgan, who officially opened the facility added:“It’s great to see this show of confidence by Tarmac in its Aberthaw operations which will positively impact the environment – both locally and further afield

“Investing in infrastructure is key to supporting economic growth and it is hoped that more people locally will benefit from Tarmac’s support.


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