The Location

A multi-modal distribution park, strategically located next to the electrified West Coast Main Line (WCML) and major road networks. The only freight location in Scotland with rail connections north, south, east and west.

MIRP provides direct and easy access to the major UK ports, the Channel Tunnel and other UK and Scottish freight interchanges.

We are at an advanced application stage for the EU-certified standard authorisation, AEO status, to prepare the site for changing trade conditions as a result of Brexit.

Estimated transit time to/from Mossend

Reema Road, Bellshill, Scotland ML4 1RR

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Rail freight terminal

A 21st century, strategic rail freight facility offering Scotland’s only 775m international freight terminal providing for rail logistics companies in key international growth sectors (retail distribution / automotive / e-commerce / food and drinks sector / specialist logistics)

  • Maximum UK train length capacity at 775m
  • 8 x 800m (2,623 ft) sidings
  • Wagon repair and maintenance facility
  • Head-shunt and refuge siding
  • Handling 24 trains per day
  • Channel Tunnel (SACTFF) approved security facility for international movements
  • 5,000 TEUs storage capacity
  • Fully equipped IMO Dangerous Goods facility
  • Electric internal movement vehicles

The facility is designed and equipped for rapid growth offering a facility for the longest freight trains to and from Scotland. MIRP will double intermodal train handling capacity for the Scottish market.

For many years, Hapag Lloyd have had ships calling at the Port of Liverpool and the freight to and from Scotland is a very important part of our UK business. The introduction of the rail service to Mossend Railhead has worked well for Hapag Lloyd and our customers. We have had excellent service from PD Stirling in Scotland and look forward to the upcoming and exciting MIRP expansion plans. We plan to increase our use of rail going forward with the decarbonisation benefits of intermodal rail transport.

Tony Pollock Director of Operations, Hapag Lloyd UK

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