Freight News, Rail

DIRFT 3 gets green signal

[ July 3, 2014   //   ]

The Planning Inspectorate has given development consent for the third phase of the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT). The project includes a new rail link from the existing DIRFT to a new interchange, together with new transhipment sidings, container storage, truck reception area and parking and up to 731,000sq m of rail served storage. The announcement was welcomed by both the Rail Freight Group and Freight on Rail. The latter said the development would add capacity for up to 32 freight trains in and out each day wand over 500,000 containers a year.

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