Coal trains to operate from Rossington

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DAILY coal trains from a Doncaster village’s former colliery site are being re-introduced.

DB Schenker Rail UK made the announcement in response to an increased demand from power stations for coal used in electricity generation.

The services will be the first rail freight movements at Rossington for several years. Residents are being advised to be aware of rail movements at the former colliery site.

Trains will commence service during the first week of January. A DB Schenker Rail UK spokesman said that the development would not create new jobs but support existing ones, predominantly drivers and shunters.

Roger Neary, sales and marketing manager industrial for DB Schenker Rail UK, added: “These freight trains will help meet the demand from power station generators for new coal supply points. We are pleased to have developed a solution at Rossington in South Yorkshire, helping to maintain work for local employment.”