Rail Freight Intermodal Terminal
Providing a truly multi-modal logistics solution the Rail Freight Terminal connects into the existing UK rail network via SouthYorkshire Joint Line (ELR = BKS).
It’s unique rail positioning and design, provides much needed capacity to the UK Rail Freight industry, providing quick and efficient logistics connectivity to all parts of the UK and direct access with important European markets.
The access has been designed to accommodate trains of up to 775 m in length connecting to:
- 2 x handling sidings adjacent to the iPort apron each a minimum length of 400 m
- 1 x headshunt siding to the south of the handling sidings again a minimum 400 m long
- 1 x locomotive release siding
- 1 x cripple siding at a minimum 45 m long
The sidings will support 200 x 25 tonne axle loads per train and to facilitate the handling of W9, W10 and W12 gauge trains.
Adjacent to the sidings will be the iPort apron which offers a minimum of 420m long and 15m wide. The apron will accommodate HGV traffic with a maximum axle weight of 50 tonnes and will allow reach stackers to operate with a front axle load of up to 115 tonnes.
The apron is designed to accommodate a 4 high container stack with a maximum load of 122 tonnes.
Adjacent to the apron will be a container storage area which will accommodate 3 aisles each at least 15m wide with a 3 high stack with a maximum load of 95 tonnes.