The Park

Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP) will open up transport and logistics opportunities across Scotland, the UK, and internationally.

There are only a handful of sites in the UK with the potential for an integrated logistics hub of this scale, quality and economic significance in the UK.

For businesses and occupiers, it will facilitate access to zero-carbon supply chain logistics, as well as faster, more efficient and cost-effective movement of goods.

It also supports the Scottish Government’s rail freight strategy and its vision for a competitive rail freight sector to play an increasing role in Scotland’s economic growth.

On a regional level, it represents one of the largest investments by a private sector company ever recorded. It will:

  • Make a significant contribution to North Lanarkshire’s economy
  • Improve access and delivery times for businesses moving goods
  • Remove associated long-distance HGV traffic from the Scottish and UK road network
  • Create up to 4,900 construction and operational jobs
  • Deliver a sustainable green legacy for Bellshill and North Lanarkshire

The Scottish Government is leading the way in support for rail freight with innovative regulatory targets to encourage growth and significant investment, including a £25 million ring fenced fund for the period 2019 to 2024, which will help to unlock opportunities for rail freight across the country.

I recently had an opportunity to visit the rail freight facility at Mossend to see how work is progressing and hear more about how the ambitious plans for a bespoke carbon neutral distribution, service and logistic facilities could help to make Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP) one of the UK’s most advanced inland dry ports.

Michael Matheson Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity
The Scheme

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