Telford International Railfreight Park names new operator
A new operator has been appointed by Telford and Wrekin Council to run a struggling rail-freight depot.
Last year John G Russell Limited pulled out of its 15-year lease after just two years running the Telford International Railfreight Park.
John G Russell said it could not sustain the depot's losses.
The German firm DB Schenker Rail has been appointed as the new operator at the site, which cost £10m to build and opened in 2009.
The new company said it hoped to increase volumes at the depot, which can load or unload up to four trains a day, handling goods normally hauled by road.
The 26-acre site in Donnington was part-funded by £4.2m of EU money, and DB Schenker was appointed after a formal EU procurement process.
The logistics firm will take on the connection charges and operating costs at the site, Telford and Wrekin Council said.