As the pioneer of railways, Doncaster is at the forefront of keeping the UK’s rail network moving and building the infrastructure of tomorrow.
The town that built the world famous Flying Scotsman and Mallard is today established as one of the most important rail hubs in the UK. Doncaster is moving into a very exciting phase of development. With major investments and an ever increasing rail cluster of international organisations locating here, it’s easy to see why Doncaster is a great place to be.
Doncaster is already home to some of the major companies within the rail sector including:
Learn more about the brand new iPort Rail terminal, an international bonded intermodal development which will offer secure modern rail freight handling facilities alongside a 6 million sq ft logistics park.
We have many other top sites available for new investment for Rail and Logistics companies and as Doncaster has always led the way in terms of cutting edge rail engineering along with its relationship with an established and significant rail industry, Doncaster was an ideal place to position a brand new National College for High Speed Rail.
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Located on Lakeside the National College for High Speed Rail comprises circa 76,000 sq ft of teaching and workshop space, including specialist rail equipment such as 150m of external track and catenary. Along with Birmingham, it will train thousands of engineers to meet HS2’s future needs, along with those in the wider rail sector, by providing a real workplace environment to prepare students for work on high-speed rail infrastructure.
To find out more about the National College for High Speed Rail and the opportunities available please visit our developments section.
Doncaster International Railport
Operated by Freightliner, the Railport is a 5 hectare (50,000 sq.m.) intermodal rail terminal, situated within close proximity of Doncaster’s primary logistics, warehousing and distribution sites, and forming a key component in the region’s multimodal offer to logistics and distribution companies.
The Railport handles 37,000 deep sea containers per year , providing rail freight connections between Doncaster and the major UK deep sea ports of Felixstowe, Southampton and Tilbury, via the Freightliner network.
With so much to learn about Rail in Doncaster, please contact our Rail sector specialist Andrew Webb on 01302 862464 or use the 'Get In Touch' form. Alternatively you can download our Rail Prospectus here.
Here is a video of Hitachi's Doncaster depot that is under construction: