Work to increase track capacity at Potter Logistics rail freight terminal in Ely, Cambridgeshire has completed. Building on over 25 successful years of rail freight distribution at Ely, 5.7 km of new track, spread across 13 sidings, is being introduced on 10 acres of the site for train storage.
The terminal, which benefits from Potter Logistics’ existing rail connections, was originally bought by the company in 1981. Security at the site is assured with high security fencing, CCTV and remote monitoring as part of the new development.
Thanks to work carried out by Potter Logistics and suppliers Alma Rail, the site boasts up-to-date and improved rail freight opportunities for the Ely and wider Anglia region. Potter Logistics’ commitment to the area does not stop there: another 15 acres of the site is primed for B2 and B8 land development.
Potter Logistics’ commercial director Stuart Taylor said:
“The Ely site has always offered great potential for development for rail-connected train and wagon storage and we are pleased that our plans are about to be realised. The latest expansion of the terminal’s facilities is one more step in the site’s success story and we look forward to seeing the benefits that this growth – and future land developments – will bring to the area. In addition, we expect the site’s success to provide a blueprint for similar development at Potter’s other terminals in Selby, North Yorkshire and Knowsley, Merseyside.”