Case Study: Rail Gauge Enhancements – South Humber Ports to Doncaster

The South Humber Ports are the largest major port complex in the UK, which are not served by a W12 gauge cleared rail line. It is anticipated that by 2020 over 50% of containers arriving at UK ports will be on ‘high cube’ containers. These are 9’6” in height and limitations along the route from Immingham to Doncaster included height and width restrictions to bridges, platforms and other structures.

Enhancements to provide W10 and W12 Gauge Clearance along this route were

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