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Maritime to run Northants rail site

[ June 16, 2022   //   ]

Maritime Transport (Maritime) has agreed terms with property developer Segro to become the rail operator at its Logistics Park Northampton. It includes the long-term lease of the 17-acre terminal which will have capacity for up to 16 daily trains, when fully operational.

The 775m long, open access interchange will be capable of receiving the largest container freight trains with storage capacity for almost 2,500 TEU and parking for over 125 trucks adjacent to Junction 15 of the M1. There will also be an eventual 5 million sq ft of  warehouse space,.

Maritime will also build a four-storey office with welfare facilities, container handling equipment and electric truck and car charging.

Segro and Maritime have also agreed terms to extend the rail facility at Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway, doubling the capacity of the terminal. .

The second phase, which will be delivered by the third quarter of 2023, will provide two additional rail sidings, a further 12 acres for container storage, parking for 115 HGVs and a new 20,000 sq ft office and welfare building.

The terminal currently operates six trains a day to main UK ports.

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