Rail record for top port

BRITAIN'S busiest container port is today celebrating yet another record for the amount of cargo handled by its two rail terminals. The number of boxes carried by train to and from Felixstowe reached an all-time high in the week ending September 9, when a total of 8,473 containers were handled, breaking the previous record of 7,983 set in October last year.

BRITAIN'S busiest container port is today celebrating yet another record for the amount of cargo handled by its two rail terminals.

The number of boxes carried by train to and from Felixstowe reached an all-time high in the week ending September 9, when a total of 8,473 containers were handled, breaking the previous record of 7,983 set in October last year.

Rail traffic - which helps cut the number of heavy lorries using the A14 - is due to remain at high levels for the coming months, and more records could be broken in the busy period running up to Christmas as hundreds of thousands of tonnes of gifts and toys are imported for the shops.

See tonight's Evening Star for the full story.


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