East Midlands Gateway Rail Freight Interchange
20th November 2017
A huge 'inland port' next door to East Midlands Airport is putting Spatial Global at the heart of the UK’s road, air and rail cargo network.
East Midlands Gateway, a 700 acre `inland port’ which combines links to the M1 and East Midlands Airport with a major new rail freight terminal. Built in six phases, all work due to be completed by the end of 2019.
If you’ve visited our facilities in the last 6 months you have probably seen one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects currently underway in the UK. SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway is a 700 acre development which incorporates a 50 acre Strategic Rail Freight Interchange. This will include a rail freight terminal capable of handling up to sixteen 775m freight trains per day. The rail freight hub links directly to the Castle Donington freight line, which provides access to major UK ports such as Southampton, Felixstowe and London Gateway.
Extensive road improvements designed to give the best possible connectivity
East Midlands Gateway is close to the very centre of England and its proximity to the M1 providing easy road access to the whole of the UK and it borders East Midlands Airport – the UK’s second largest freight airport. A partnership with Highways England and other highways authorities means there will also be £35 million of road improvements associated with East Midlands Gateway, including better connections at Junction 24 and Junction 24A of the M1.