SEGRO signs Maritime Transport to operate Rail Freight Interchange

SEGRO has signed a 25-year lease with Maritime Transport which will operate the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway (SLP-EMG) and will base its rail headquarters at the site.

The rail terminal will be able to handle up to 16 775m-long freight trains daily and will provide storage capacity for over 5,000 TEUs.

The site is located in the centre of England with Nottingham 13 miles to the north-east, Leicester 20 miles to the south and Derby 14 miles to the north-west. As well as providing infrastructure for the logistics supply chain, the development could create 7,250 jobs, 900 construction jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs.

An office of 20,000 sq ft will become the rail headquarters under the “Maritime Intermodal” division and will house operations staff, training facilities and parking for a fleet of up to 100 trucks. Completion of the rail freight terminal is expected in Autumn 2019 and the office element in Summer 2020. SLP-EMG also has planning permission for up to 6m sq ft of logistics accommodation.

This will be the first rail freight interchange in the East Midlands and will connect to the Castle Donnington freight line, providing direct access to the UK’s network of Rail Freight Interchanges and all major UK Ports.

Rail Freight Interchanges bring tangible benefits to local communities, such as, reducing traffic congestion on surrounding roads and improving levels of air quality.

Source: SEGRO