Speaking about the opening of Network Rail's new road/rail hub at Ryton in Warwickshire, the head of the company's National Delivery Service said:
"Network Rail's first preference is to transport goods by rail. This is not always the right solution so we have an extensive road fleet to transport goods and equipment to our work sites and depots.
By bringing the logistics for this together at Ryton we can offer a more effective and efficient service for Network Rail. This will mean reduced costs and faster turnaround times when we do work on the railway."
More top news
A sports coach from Nottingham who set up a charity to help youngsters is leaving to take up a key role at the Football Association.
East Midlands Ambulance Service are asking people to think twice before dialling 999 this Christmas, as it's stretched to the limit.
Genelle Aldred brings you the latest weather for the West Midlands.