Potter Logistics has reopened its rail freight terminal in Knowsley after a decade of closure.

The service recently welcomed its first train since 2006 and has since resumed operations.

Network Rail has reconnected the Potter Logistics terminal to the West Coast mainline at Wigan, which serves as a link to the rest of the UK and Europe via the Channel Tunnel.

Trains are stopping at the station twice daily during the week and once on a Saturday, with the service being used to move freight from Knowsley Industrial Park to the North East initially.

Potter Logistics managing director Matthew Lamb, says: “We are delighted that the Knowsley train terminal connection has reopened, which allows Potter Logistics to further extend its rail activities. Freight trains into Knowsley represent a significant milestone for the terminal and opens up the adjacent terminal land for rail freight usage.”

Founded in 1965, Potter Logistics is a logistics solutions specialist which serves the chemical, agricultural, pharmaceutical and food industries. It has offices in Droitwich, Ely, York, Ripon and Selby, as well as its Knowsley operation.