Approval for Doncaster ‘iPort’

Plans to build a 35-acre rail freight terminal at Doncaster have been approved by the local authority.

The project by real estate investor Veridon is part of the 337-acre ‘iPort’ that will have up to six million square feet of warehouse space, and which will be linked to the South Yorkshire Joint Line near Rossington as well as nearby major roads.

The freight terminal will be able to handle 775 metre-long trains. It will have two handling sidings, a 400m-plus headshunt, locomotive release siding, and a 45m-plus cripple siding. It is being designed to accommodate 25-ton axle loadings, and can handle W9, 10 and W12 loading gauge trains.

  • For more on this story, read RAIL 769, published on March 4. 

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