Railways: Freight:Written question - 49714

Asked by Mrs Anne Main
(St Albans)
Asked on: 20 October 2016
Department for Transport
Railways: Freight
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many rail freight interchanges there are in the UK; and what the utilisation rate is on the freight network.
Answered by: Paul Maynard
Answered on: 26 October 2016

The UK has 16 intermodal rail freight interchanges. These are:

o Birmingham International Railfreight Terminal

o Daventry International Railfreight Terminal

o Hams Hall

o Widnes

o Wentloog

o Selby

o Doncaster Railport

o Grangemouth

o Trafford Park Euroterminal

o Trafford Park

o Lawley Street

o Leeds – Freightliner

o Mossend Euroterminal

o Wakefield Euroterminal

o Willesden Euroterminal

  • Barking

In addition to these interchanges, there are a large number of port-located rail terminals and small independent facilities nationwide.

The usage and available capacity of these terminals varies by facility and time of year. However, overall changes in the rail freight market means there has been an increase, in recent years, in imports and exports of containerised goods through the major ports (intermodal freight), increasing utilisation at these sites.

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