Freight yard at South Marston

Discussion in 'Infrastructure & Stations' started by Phil G, 2 Dec 2019 at 22:37.

  1. Phil G

    Phil G Member

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    Was the yard at South Marston just east of Swindon ever used? I saw it being built years ago but now it seems derelict and Honda logistics seem to have put lorries over the track if you look at Google maps satellite view.
     
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  3. Donny_m

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    There’s a ‘freight Flows’ thread in the diagrams And allocations section that seems to be a better place this question
     
  4. Phil G

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    Well I asked the question in the context of the other discussions about plans for freight depots on this thread. If I remember correctly it was built with EU money to be a railhead into Europe but it looks like this never got off the ground and the money was wasted. But I was after confirmation and asking this question in the thread about diagrams doesn't seem appropriate.
     
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    There was a car terminal built in 2007 for Honda Car deliveries to Belgium via the tunnel, if this is the same siding.
     
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    Yes it was used in the first few years, but hasn't been used now for several years.
     
  7. Phil G

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    That must be it. Thanks. Guess it won't be used now Honda is closing.
     
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    I believe it has never had revenue-earning traffic.
     
  9. Donny_m

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    Jeeze just had a look I wonder how much money was pumped into that.
     

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