Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dutch terminal unveils new train loading station

Netherlands-based Botlek Tank Terminal (BTT) has given the go-ahead for a consortium of contractors to start work on a new train loading station.

The station, with two 340m tracks, will be able to load six wagons simultaneousl, at a rate of 400 tonnes per hour. Construction of this new rail link will cost €2 million ($2.5 million) and take around six months.

The new train loading station is BTT’s response to growing customer demand for rail transport. It will be used initially to load block trains with biodiesel and will be modified in due course to handle other oil products such as jet fuel, gasoline, diesel and edible oils.

Traffic will begin with two trains a week before throughput increase finally up to two trains a day.

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