The first phase was completed in late 2002 and a second phase of work is now being planned for the shipment and receipt of container traffic. The project involved direct investment by the company, with a cost of over 9m. Grant funding was negotiated in excess of £4m from the Strategic Rail Authority.
Official Opening Ceremony
The event was also attended by local MPs and Councillors as well as representatives of the Strategic Rail Authority, rail operators and the Regional Development Agency who had all been essential to the success of the project.
WINNER Freight Achievement of the Year
Birse Civils Regional Managing Director Mark Farrah said: “I was delighted to be involved with this project. The team spirit and sheer effort of all involved, including Jaguar Cars, Network Rail, Bride Parks (Kilbride) and the entire supply chain has made this project a phenomenal success.”
Together with Jaguar’s sister plant at Halewood on Merseyside, the company expects to take over 70 million truck miles off the road network over the next decade, and markedly shorten journey times.