Ashville Aggregates Railhead Opening
The day the first train arrived at the The Ashville Aggregates yard it was a momentous occasion which we have documented. Our director Daniel Ashville Louisy takes us on a journey through the day, basic daily operations and explains how the railhead signifies the continual progression of the Ashville companies becoming Aggregates Supplier London.
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The reopening of the site was possible through a collective effort between Nick Gallop of Intermodality, Network Rail, GB Railfreight and Ashville Aggregates. This was the first train since services ceased in 2013.
Nick Gallop worked alongside Ashville exploring the feasibility of reinstating the rail sidings for the acceptance of bulk aggregates. A new track layout was designed, along with a new Method Of Work coving the operation of the trains arriving, offloading and leaving the site.
At 11:30am on 21 June, GB Railfreight Class 66 locomotive 66775 HMS Argyll entered the Thorney Mill site to test the the newly refurbished track. All went according to plan and sign off was provided.
With Major infrastructure projects planned to happen close to the site, such as Heathrow’s third runway, the expansion of the M4 and HS2, Ashville are gearing up to facilitate with Grab Hire, Tipper Hire, Skip Hire, Aggregates Supply, Ready Mix Concrete and Concrete Pump Hire. Each train which arrives will carry the equivalent of 60 lorry loads of material which will be key to the infastructure works taking place.
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