Creation date: April 13, 2011
Port Salford, the UK’s first distribution park served by inland waterway, road and rail, is to become a reality thanks to an EU contribution of almost €1 million up to December 2012. The financing is intended to support studies which will precede the eventual creation of a multimodal distribution park adjacent to the Manchester Ship Canal, the main Trans-Pennine railway line and the M60 motorway, thus improving interoperability on TEN-T Priority Project 26, the “Railway/Road axis–Ireland/United Kingdom/Continental Europe”.
The allocation of European Union funding for the package of studies will fast track the various construction phases of the overall development of the undertaking.
Specifically, four individual studies are planned:
Once finalised, the Port Salford project will add to the competitiveness of local businesses by significantly reducing the costs of transporting containers to the Manchester City region. Additionally, around 2,000 people will be employed on the site.
For more information, please consult the project's page!