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Rail Transport

The Gilbraith freight terminal provides a fully integrated rail and road facility with 1 kilometre of private sidings which is connected to the main rail network at both ends. Over 125 metres of rail track runs through the warehouse passing beneath our 25 tonne overhead gantry crane, allowing offloading of wagons in a weather-proof environment.

Situated close to the West Coast Main Line, we provide a comprehensive facility for receiving incoming bulk rail loads for on-going road distribution by our own fleet across the North West and despatch of locally created volume rail traffic for national and international delivery.

Products handled include chipboard, MDF and other timber products from Switzerland, paper reels from Austria and Germany and steel coil from France, Belgium and Luxembourg as well as bulk aggregate and construction product despatches

Some international rail freight traffic comes through the Channel Tunnel, direct from its manufacture, and some via the East Coast ports of Hull and Immingham, loaded direct from the docks into rail wagons.

Our facility provides an ideal, environmentally responsible operation, combining the best elements of bulk rail and efficient road distribution systems.

We are the first choice for so many businesses because not only have we learned a lot as one of the longest-standing transport companies in the North West, but we are also ambitious about using the latest industry advancements to provide the best possible service to our customers.
Henry Gilbraith
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Bolton Road Freight Terminal
Great Bolton Street
Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 3RA

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