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Continental Freight Depots

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which sites have been designated as continental freight depots; and when construction will commence.

British Rail has selected nine sites, at Glasgow (Mossend), Teesside (Wilton), Wakefield, Manchester (Trafford Park), Liverpool, Birmingham (Landor Street), Cardiff, London (Stratford) and London (Willesden).Birmingham, Cardiff, Liverpool and Teesside are existing terminals. Trafford Park and Willesden are all but completed. Work at Glasgow is expected to start within the next two months. Construction of the terminal at Wakefield will commence once agreement is reached between BR and its development partners. Stratford will come on stream once demand warrants a second terminal to serve London and the south-east.