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Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to build a new rail terminal capable of handling the longest trains in the UK for DP World’s London Gateway.

Balfour Beatty wins LG rail contract

The UK based engineering firm will develop the first of three rail terminals and double track the branch line to the new deep-sea container port being built on the north bank of the River Thames, situated east of central London.

The rail terminal will be able to accommodate trains up to 34 wagons long, future proofing the new global logistics hub.

“We recognise that customers are looking for a reliable service that will reduce transportation costs. With 33% of London Gateway port’s throughput expected to go by rail, we are committed to having the right infrastructure and operational processes in place from day one. We are also future proofing rail capacity by double tracking the branch line,” explained Gina Acosta, London Gateway Port/Park Interface and Rail Terminal Manager.

Opening in Q4 2013, London Gateway is set to become the UK’s premier logistics centre. When fully developed London Gateway port will handle 3.5 million TEU annually and the adjacent logistics park will be the largest in Europe.