Quarry partnership lauds record haul

Neil Farmer, Aggregates Director for CEMEX UK at Dove Holes, with Lee Bayliss, DB Schenker Rail UK Business Manager East. Photo: Jon Parker Lee.
Neil Farmer, Aggregates Director for CEMEX UK at Dove Holes, with Lee Bayliss, DB Schenker Rail UK Business Manager East. Photo: Jon Parker Lee.

DB Schenker Rail UK and its long-standing customer CEMEX have made history after dispatching over two million tonnes of aggregates by rail from Dove Holes Quarry during 2014.

This record haul from the High Peak quarry represents a more than 20 per cent increase on 2013.

The companies celebrated at a special event when DB Schenker’s 60039 was officially named Dove Holes.

Les Morris, DB Schenker Rail UK’s Head of Sales, said: “We are proud to name loco 60039 ‘Dove Holes’ in recognition of the record amount of aggregates moved from the quarry by rail in 2014. Two million tonnes of aggregates dispatched by rail is equivalent to more than 65,000 HGV movements removed from the UK’s congested road network.”

The aggregates from the quarry are delivered to 13 destinations across Great Britain.