24/7 rail services
We currently run rail freight services to and from Southampton, Felixstowe, Teesport and Immingham six days a week, moving around 500 containers per day with average turnaround times of 20 minutes. Future services are set to include Hull, London Gateway and Liverpool as well as opportunities in Scotland. We can also send and receive trains through the Channel Tunnel.
- 30-acre site
- Maximum UK train length capacity at 775m
- 1 x 800m reception siding
- 2 x 400m handling sidings
- Head-shunt and refuge siding
- Capacity for up to eight trains per day
- 1,500 TEUs storage capacity
- 6 x reach stackers with 115 tonne front axle load
Our rail freight services
- Container lifting
- Train preparation
- Container lifting and storage
- Other intermodal traffic handling as required
- Arrival and departure train inspections
- Wagon stabling, including defective-wagons
- On-site ancillary services to iPort-based clients including electric IMV tug transport of containers to on-site warehouses
- 24-hour access
Our terminal in detail
Our terminal is open to all businesses, whether or not they are located at iPort. While dealing mainly with intermodal container traffic, it has been designed so that other freight sectors such as automotive, steel, energy and retail, can also take advantage of the facilities and services too.
iPort Rail is also sustainably designed and equipped for future rapid growth, which would double the length of the handling sidings to 800m, provide a second 800m reception siding, and double both our train handling capacity and the size of the storage apron to around 3,000 TEU capacity.
Freight forwarding services
We can support cargo journeys from port of entry right up to the warehouse door and help regional/national businesses to export goods to the EU and the Rest-of-the-World (RoW).
We’re one of the UK’s first inland port facilities to offer customs clearance, providing our customers with an efficient alternative to seaport border controls.
Verdion and MEDLOG agree railport expansion deal
The UK subsidiary of MEDLOG SA, part of the MSC Group of companies, has agreed terms with pan-European logistics specialist Verdion to operate its iPort Rail multimodal freight terminal at iPort in Doncaster. The global transport and logistics provider is taking a long-term lease of the facility with handover expected to complete in Q1 2024. Lifting and storage of containers at the iPort Rail terminal will be performed under the MEDLOG brand. iPort Rail’s current 27-strong team will remain in place with a focus on business as usual for existing customers.
Medway Rail – FAA consultation
Medway Rail Limited intends to enter into two facility access agreements, one with Direct Rail Services Limited ("DRS") and the other with GB Railfreight Limited ("GBR"), pursuant to the General Approval for Facility Access Agreements (7 February 2018). The agreements have been agreed with DRS and GBR.
Humber Express shuttle service launched
The Humber Express, a partnership between DFDS, one of Europe’s leading ferry and logistics providers and our team at iPort Rail. It is open to businesses across the region and nationwide wanting to make this route part of their supply chains
Yorkshire businesses to benefit from new Doncaster customs area
Businesses throughout Yorkshire are set to benefit from a Government decision to make iPort Rail in Doncaster a new inland…