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Green light for Scots rail terminal

[ May 7, 2021   //   ]

The Phase 1 plans for Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP) have been approved by North Lanarkshire Council. MIRP will provide 2.2m sq ft of logistics space and Scotland’s first 775-metre electric rail terminal, able to handle 16 trains a day.

The Phase 1 application covers the detailed proposals and layout of the Railfreight Terminal including cross docking transit building, secondary buildings plus electric automated overhead gantry cranes and associated infrastructure.

The development includes the new Railfreight Terminal and Railfreight Park plus a new A8 road access.

MIRP director David Stirling described the approval as “a major milestone in advancing the Mossend International Railfreight Park and providing a modern multi-modal logistics solution… The development as a whole involves £260 million of investment over a number of phases and provides some 200,000sq m of low carbon, distribution, logistics and manufacturing space.”