iPort Rail immediately offers some of the highest specification in the UK. Its terminal is also integrated into the wider iPort logistics hub so occupiers can directly access the rail terminal, using their own specialist vehicles on the facility’s private roads.

Current capacity

  • Maximum UK train length capacity at 775m
  • 1 x 800m reception siding
  • 2 x 400m handling sidings
  • Head-shunt and refuge siding
  • Capcity for up to 6 trains per day
  • Designed to meet Channel Tunnel (SACTFF) approved secure facility standards for international movements
  • 1,500 TEUs storage capacity
  • Reach stacker operation (115 tonne front axle load)

Future growth

The terminal has been designed and equipped for rapid growth, with developers Verdion expecting to double the length of the handling sidings to 800m and provide a second 800m reception siding once the current facility nears capacity. This will mean double the train handling capacity and double the size of the storage apron, providing circa 3,000 TEUs storage capacity.

The Terminal In Detail