3MG’s location on the WCML provides direct routes to the major deep sea container ports in the south of England.
Due to this and other factors, transport costs between these ports and 3MG are significantly lower by rail compared to road transport. 3MG therefore provides the ideal location within the North West of England for the handling, storage and re-distribution of goods which have originated from these ports. The 3MG intermodal terminal is already handling 5 train services per day to and from the main deep sea container terminals.
3MG Sea links:
- Felixstowe: 3 import and 3 export train services per day operated by Freightliner
- Felixstowe: 1 import and 1 export train service per day operated by EWS
- Southampton: 1 import and 1 export train service per day operated by EWS
The planned new reception sidings will increase the rail capacity of 3MG, allowing a substantial increase in daily train services to/from the ports. In addition, 3MG is ideally located in relation to the Port of Liverpool. 3MG’s high quality road access allows fast and efficient cargo transfer from the port (40 minutes driving time).