Cop26: Class 92 electric locomotive named Billy Stirling

During a ceremony at Mossend International Rail Freight Park (MIRP), GB Railfreight named a Class 92 electric locomotive ‘Billy Stirling’. The naming ceremony formed part of the ‘Let’s Talk about Rail Freight’ day at the Low Carbon Logistics event, which supported the UK and Scottish Governments’ vision for a zero-carbon supply chain at COP26. It was unveiled by Billy Stirling’s daughter, Julie Corr and promotes the importance of pulling together for net zero.

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For over four years now, PD Ports has operated a very successful intermodal rail freight service with direct connections from Teesport to Mossend. This route provides a simple, more cost effective and environmentally friendly route for European markets for Scotland’s imports and exports, whilst alleviating the already congested UK road network. As trade continues to grow and the requirements for more freight to be moved by rail, the new development at Mossend International Railfreight Park is both much needed and an exciting opportunity. It will play a significant role in transforming the modern supply chains into and out of Scotland and we wish the project every success.

Geoff Lippitt PD Ports