Situated less than half a mile from the second biggest Container Port in the UK, Solent Stevedores operates the state-of-the-art 109 Rail Terminal in the Western Docks at the Port of Southampton, providing a vital logistics link for the Rail Freight Industry.

Rail Terminal

The terminal currently handles 7 intermodal container trains each day, serving locations across the Midlands and the North of England, with capacity to handle 180,000 containers per year.

The Terminal opened in May 2017 following an extensive £5 million infrastructure and equipment upgrade carried out in partnership between Solent Stevedores and Port owners, Associated British Ports. The result was a vastly improved service offering to the industry, with train turnaround times more than halved – from 4 hours to 90 minutes. This achievement was recognised in the RFG ‘Project of the Year’ award.

In May 2019, a further £1 million infrastructure investment was completed, upgrading and lengthening the terminal’s sidings and points, which now enables two 645m container trains to be worked on simultaneously

Opening hours

24 hours from 0600 Monday – 12.00 Saturday.
Closed from 1200 Saturday until 0600 Mondays.

Telephone: 02382 021 255

Image Credit: Chris Moorhouse ©Copyright 2019 ABP


Rail Services

The Terminal currently handles 7 intermodal services each day between Monday to Saturday

  • Maritime operate 3 services a day to BIFT, Wakefield and Trafford
  • Newell and Wright operate 1 service a day to Rotherham
  • GBRF operate 2 services a day to Hams Hall and iPort, Rossington.

Depot Services

In addition to our Rail Services we are also pleased to offer a wide array of ancillary services to the industry, including:

  • Container lift-on and lift-off
  • Storage of laden and empty containers
  • Shunting of containers throughout the port estate
  • Shunting, storage, lifting and lashing of project and out-of-gauge cargo
  • Container weighing

109 Rail Terminal - Western Docks, Southampton


£2 million



Rail Terminal - Berth 109

Rail siding length: 620m

80 box turnarounds possible / 90 mins

  • Train refuelling
  • Container Shunting
  • Container Storage
  • Container M&R
  • Container Inspections

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Our Rail Customers

Our Rail customers include;

db cargo


maritime transport
newell and wright group
gb railfreight


iport rail


For more information about our Rail Terminal services, please get in touch.

Ray Facey
Commercial Manager

+44 (0)2380 725790
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