£28m chord averages less than two trains each day!

Nuneaton’s multi-million pound north chord is being used by an average of less than two trains every day.

GBRf No. 66743 runs over the Nuneaton North Chord on November 14, 2012, with a Felixstowe to Trafford Park intermodal train, just after the line's formal opening. CHRIS MILNER
GBRf No. 66743 runs over the Nuneaton North Chord on November 14, 2012, with a Felixstowe to Trafford Park intermodal train, just after the line’s formal opening. CHRIS MILNER

The chord, just under a mile long, was opened in November 2012 at a cost of £28million.

It was constructed using finance from Network Rail, the Department for Transport and the European Union’s TEN-T programme to allow intermodal trains from Felixstowe and other freight workings from the Leicester direction to turn north at Nuneaton and head north up the West Coast Main Line.

Read more in the August issue of The RM

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