Rossington iPort connected

OCTOBER saw the new Doncaster iPort freight terminal connected to the national rail network, writes Chris Booth.

Looking south from Rakes Lane bridge on December 4, the new rail-connection to Doncaster iPort is visible in the foreground as GBRf No. 66768 powers its Cottam to Ferrybridge gypsum train (6D16) along the South Yorkshire Joint Line. CHRIS BOOTH

The 337-acre site is built on part of the former Rossington Colliery and includes new warehouses for Amazon, a 35-acre rail terminal with two sidings capable of handling 775m trains, a run-round loop and container storage.

The site is next to the St Catherine’s Loop of the South Yorkshire Joint line between Doncaster and Maltby.

Other tenants include logistics firm CEVA and supermarket chain Lidl.

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