Freight News, Rail, Sea

Longer and more trains for Solent Stevedores

[ June 21, 2019   //   ]

Solent Stevedores and ABP Southampton have completed a project to lengthen the tracks at the port’s Solent Rail Terminal.

The 70 metre extension allows two 645-metre container trains to be serviced simultaneously compared with only one shorter train previously.

It doubles the terminals daily capacity from five to 12 trains and from 60,000 to 180,000 moves per year.

ABP Southampton director Alastair Welch, said: “We are continually investing in our infrastructure and facilities and alongside our partners at the port, we strive to operate in the most sustainable way possible. Expanding the rail freight offering at the port is great news for air quality.”

Solent Stevedores operations director Tom Dynes, added: “Since we took on the site in 2016, we have worked hard and invested heavily to improve the operation and service provided to our customers.”