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The UK Port of Felixstowe has officially opened a new rail terminal which doubles rail capacity at the port.

New rail terminal opening doubles Felixstowe’s rail capacity

Commenting on the new North Rail Terminal, Clemence Cheng, Felixstowe’s CEO said it will increase rail capability still further and by allowing the port to run longer trains, as well as more of them, it will allow port users to improve the efficiency of their supply chains while at the same time reducing their costs.

The £40m (US$ 62.3m) investment in the new rail terminal is part of a scheme to increase capacity at the Port of Felixstowe that includes the new Berths 8 & 9, opened in November 2011.

The new rail terminal, co-financed by the European Union Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) programme, allows the port to accommodate trains of up to 35-wagons length. 10 kilometres of new track has been laid for the terminal which provides nine additional tracks, making a total of 20 tracks on the port – more than King’s Cross station – and it has the only traverser at a UK intermodal terminal.