Tags: Growth Deal, Local Growth Fund, Northern Powerhouse

This project will deliver W10 & W12 gauge enhancements on the South Bank line between Immingham & Doncaster, enabling the larger ‘high cube’ containers to be transported by rail.










CASE STUDY – South Humber Rail Gauge Enhancements  PHOTOS – South Humber Rail Gauge Enhancements

By around 2020 more than 50% of containers arriving at our UK ports will be on ‘high cube’ containers. We are currently not able to transport them out of the South Humber ports, where our rail infrastructure only supports standard containers.

‘High cube’ containers are 9’6” in measurement and therefore limitations currently involve height & width restrictions to bridges, tunnels, platforms & other structures.

Project Dates

January 4, 2016 - July 3, 2021

Project Sponsor

North Lincolnshire Council


South Humber Ports to Doncaster




Approval Status

Business case approved

Delivery Status


Last updated: March 7, 2019

All locations are approximate.