A shorthaul intermodal connection in Scotland might soon be reality

Ready at the head of the train. A Freightliner class 66 diesel ready for departure from Grangemouth with the Elderslie intermodal express. Image Andrew Sumner of Malcolm Group Image Andrew Sumner of Malcolm Group

A trial has been held of a sub-fifty mile (80km) intermodal haul in Central Scotland. The revival could connect an intermodal terminal in Paisley, to the west of Glasgow, with the rail freight terminal at the Port of Grangemouth on the River Forth. The rail freight connection would offer an alternative to the congested roads through the centre of Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city.

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