Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Network Rail inks rail purchase deal with Corus

It is reported that Britain's rail industry has delivered a double boost for the recession hit Corus steelworks in Scunthorpe and its 4,500 employees. Its full steam ahead for the town's new GBP 130 million rail service centre after Network Rail announced a bumper order.
Ms Rachel Lowe spokeswoman of Network Rail confirmed that the business would be buying around 185,000 tonnes of new rail from the Scunthorpe centre in the coming year.
When the Rail Service Centre at Corus opened in 2007, the Scunthorpe workforce was assigned the task of ensuring 200,000 tonnes of rail a year leave the site defect free.
Mr Rob Simpson spokesman of Corus said that "This is something to celebrate in these very difficult economic times. Network Rail is one of our key customers and we are looking to build on our relationship in the future."

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