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.

STVA are a specialist automotive logistics company now part of the wider Group CAT. We are unique in the UK industry being the only company that uses rail as part of the multi-modal service offering.

We recognise that road is a very dynamic mode of transport and thus to survive, rail needs to constantly evolve and innovate in order to keep up. Mossend International Railfreight Park offers rail users the chance to run significantly longer and consequently more cost-effective rail movements to and from Scotland.

This is very attractive in the automotive arena as trains tend to be relatively lightweight and length is generally the limiting factor. In 2020 the vast majority of new cars to be delivered to the Scottish domestic market arrive on a truck that has driven between 200-450 miles. We would like to change this paradigm so that rail becomes the first choice mode for long distance haulage. Mossend International Railfreight Park is part of a carbon-free jigsaw of innovation that can help to bring about this change

Ian Brown STVA

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