Company speaks out about green light for Mossend Railfreight operation

Shortly before we went to press, more light was shed on the plans for Mossend International Railfreight Park which have been green-lit by North Lanarkshire Council.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 3:33 pm
Mossend International Railfreight plant

Last week, we reported that the Phase One plans for Mossend International Railfreight Park had been unanimously approved by North Lanarkshire Council’s Planning Committee.

This will provide a “major new low carbon, multi-modal rail freight facility” at this central point.

And it will provide 2.2 million square foot of logistics space and Scotland’s first 775-metre electric rail terminal, accommodating 16 trains per day as part of a 24/7 operation.

It’s emerged too that the Phase One application covers the detailed proposals and layout of the Railfreight Terminal including cross docking transit building, secondary buildings plus electric automated overhead gantry cranes and associated infrastructure.

And now a key player has released a statement about the decision which will allow the plant to fully expand.

David Stirling who is director of Mossend International Railfreight Park operator Peter D Stirling Ltd, said: “The MIRP Phase One planning approval is a major milestone in advancing the Mossend International Railfreight Park and providing a modern multi-modal logistics solution for businesses based locally as well as across the UK and Europe. This involves a phased £260 million of investment and provides some 200,000 sq m of low carbon, distribution, logistics and manufacturing space.”​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​