British Steel’s £10m rail stocking facility nearing completion
23 May 2024

Video shows British Steel’s £10m rail stocking facility nearing completion

Superb drone footage by contractor Britcon shows how our new £10-million rail stocking facility is taking shape on our Scunthorpe site.

The project is scheduled to be completed this summer and the new facility will stock around 25,000 tonnes of 108m finished rail.

The investment is part of our strategy to support the supply of 56E1 and 60E2 section rails for Network Rail, ensuring there is rail stock ready, as and when required, for its supply chain.

Rails stocked in the new facility will all have undergone the stringent testing and quality assurance checks required to meet the specification to allow immediate dispatch or welding into 216m lengths to the customer.

It will have 11 multi-gantry hoists to lift finished rail stock to customer rolling stock. From there it will be transported for installation on mainline routes within the UK.

At present, rails are stored in a number of locations across the country but once the new purpose-built facility is open, it will provide a dedicated storage location to ensure rails can be safely handled, stored and available for loading in a central UK location.

Click here to watch the video.