Mendip Rail Ltd delivering to the construction industry every day from Somerset

March 2018
  • The company hauls crushed stone, sand and gravels from two Somerset quarries.
  • Major projects that have been supplied ‘railed’ aggregate include the Channel Tunnel, Heathrow Terminal 5, the 2012 Olympics Site, the Shard in London, Crossrail and the Battersea Power Station.
  • Mendip Rail uses 567 rail wagons delivering to the construction industry every day.

Mendip Rail operates aggregate trains on behalf of its parent companies Aggregate Industries and Hanson UK. The bulk of services emanate from the two major quarries situated on the Mendip Hills in Somerset:

  1. Torr Works – Merehead Quarry (A.I.)
  2. Whatley Quarry (Hanson).

The company hauls crushed stone, sand and gravels.

  1. Torr Works employs 130 people and produces approximately 5.5m tonnes of limestone per year
  2. Whatley quarry employs 125 people and produces 5.3m tonnes of limestone per year

Locomotives are based at Merehead maintenance depot in Somerset and operate all over the network. Mendip Rail uses 567 rail wagons delivering to the construction industry every day.

Some of the major UK projects and developments that have been supplied with ‘railed’ aggregate include work on the Second Severn Crossing, Channel Tunnel, Heathrow Terminal 5, the 2012 Olympics Site and the Shard in London. More recently Mendip Rail is supplying Crossrail, the Battersea Power Station redevelopment and later in 2018, Hinkley Point C.

Further information
https://www.aggregate.com