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East Midlands Gateway rail freight services underway

Map showing how the East Midlands Gateway has created direct access to the UK's network Credit: ITV News Central

Rail freight services have started for the first time from the East Midlands.

Construction work for the site, which is near East Midlands Airport, began in 2017 creating thousands of jobs.

The East Midlands Gateway has created direct access to the UK's network of rail freight interchanges and the UK's major ports.

Hannah Bechelet reports from the site on the Leicestershire-Derbyshire border, and explains how it will all work.