Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal expansion ‘good news in tough times’

editorial image

THE rail freight terminal at DIRFT is the future of logistics in this country, according to senior bosses.

Next week plans for DIRFT III will go on show. The scheme will further expand the development in Crick and create around 9,000 new jobs.

Robin Woodbridge, senior vice president at Prologis, said: “DIRFT is the future of logistics in this country.

“By being rail-connected, strategically located in the heart of England and directly linked to the UK’s major rail and road network, it has all of the attributes required by today’s demanding logistics customers.

“In these tough times, the value of the logistics industry to Daventry, Rugby and the region has become increasingly obvious as this area fares better than other parts of the country and its economy proves more resilient.

“The investment we are proposing at DIRFT III will help to secure an even better and brighter economic future.”

Plans will be on show in Lilbourne Village Hall on Monday, Kilsby Village Hall on Tuesday and Clifton Memorial Hall on Wednesday (all 3-7pm).

On May 26 the plans will on show at the Rugby Radio Station C-Station building from 12-4pm.