Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange | DB The Proposals
Located at junction 2 of the M69, the plans for a National Rail Freight Interchange in Hinckley will deliver a large multi-purpose freight interchange and distribution facility connected to both the rail and road network.
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The Proposals

Tritax Symmetry is bringing forward proposals for the Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange (HNRFI) at Junction 2 of the M69. The scheme is considered to be a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP).

The site will include the delivery of:

An intermodal rail freight terminal on the Felixstowe to Nuneaton railway line with a daily capacity to accommodate 16 trains up to 775m in length

A container storage yard with administrative and welfare facilities

850,000sqm of warehouse floorspace (650,000 sqm ground floor and a further 200,000sqm of mezzanine floorspace)

A dedicated site access directly from Junction 2 of the M69 motorway. As part of the proposals, a northbound off-slip and a southbound on-slip would be added to this junction, which only currently caters for motorway traffic heading to and from the north

A new highway link from Junction 2, which would run north-westwards across the southern end of the HNRFI and over the railway, connecting to the B4669 Leicester Road and referred to as the ‘A47 Link Road’

Demolition of existing structures and earthworks to create development plots and landscape zones

Strategic landscaping and open space, including alterations to public rights of way and the creation of new ecological enhancement areas and publicly accessible open areas, notably in the form of new open public space adjacent to Burbage Common

Our proposed Rail Freight Interchange will deliver the following benefits:

All units will be built to Net Zero Carbon in construction

Creation of 8,400 jobs – plus even more in the supply chain

Delivering training and apprenticeship opportunities

Generating Business Rates of £24.65 million annually

£316 million Gross Value Added annually

Committed to delivery of Biodiversity Net Gain

£0.55 billion in private investment

Freight rail produces 76% less CO2 emissions than HGV

Strong rail connectivity to Freeports and major deep sea ports (Felixstowe, London Gateway and Liverpool)

Key supply chain location to the Midlands automotive industry

Each freight train can remove up to 76 HGVs from our roads, removing 1.6 billion HGV kilometres annually

‘Golden Triangle’ location – where 80% of freight rail passes through

You can learn more about the proposals by visiting the consultation page here