Search

Five acres of disused railway sidings up for grabs

PUBLISHED: 14:54 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:21 16 October 2018

The railway sidings in Lowestoft which are up for sale. Picture: Google Earth

The railway sidings in Lowestoft which are up for sale. Picture: Google Earth

Archant

More than five acres of railway sidings are up for grabs with Network Rail looking for new leaseholders for a site in Lowestoft.

The land is sandwiched between Commercial Road to the south and the Lowestoft to Norwich and Ipswich railway tracks to the north.

It includes disused sidings which could be upgraded for the use of freight trains with potential funding from Network Rail available for any potential renter.

The property description states: “There is direct access to the adjacent port suitable for a wide range of maritime cargo, including being located close to Crown Estate licensed sea dredged aggregate supply points.

“Freight has not been viable at this site in recent years but a re-signalling scheme will allow access for modern freight train lengths.”

The land is available from December 2018 pending the succesful completion of a £68m resignalling project at Reedham Junction which will allow modern length freight trains to run from Lowestoft through to Norwich and to the rest of the United Kingdom.

Other news

16:00

An ex-teacher has been jailed for 10 years after engaging in sexual activity with two female pupils.

Figures have revealed the streets in Norfolk and Waveney which have access to both the fastest and the slowest broadband speeds, after a report has shown that more than a quarter of UK homes do not have fast enough broadband to cope with a family’s typical internet needs.

16:14

A photographer who has secured the front cover of a re-release of Stephen King’s ‘Dreamcatcher’ has used art to overcome her mental health struggles.

13:54

An incident which saw a dog chasing a deer through a nature reserve has sparked a warning to ‘irresponsible’ pet owners.

Most Read

16:00

An ex-teacher has been jailed for 10 years after engaging in sexual activity with two female pupils.

Read more
Ipswich Crown Court

A primary school which was put in special measures last year has been praised for its progress by Ofsted inspectors.

Read more
13:54

An incident which saw a dog chasing a deer through a nature reserve has sparked a warning to ‘irresponsible’ pet owners.

Read more
Waveney District Council
11:51

A doctors surgery has become the first in the Waveney area to prescribe parkrun to patients.

Read more
Lowestoft
Yesterday, 12:45

Witnesses are being sought after a man was verbally assaulted in Lowestoft.

Read more
Lowestoft Police

Winter Wonderland

cover

Click here to view
the Autumn
Supplement

View

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 3°C

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Lowestoft Journal weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy