Scottish terminal sold to rail ballast aggregates quarry owners

Ravenstruther former coal terminal glimpsed from the West Coast Main Line near Lanark

Multi-sector land and property developer Hargreaves Land has announced the sale of Ravenstruther Rail Terminal, a former coal loading terminal on the West Coast Main Line (WCML), between Carstairs and Motherwell in Scotland. The horseshoe-shaped terminal, adjacent to the town of Lanark in South Lanarkshire, has been sold to the aggregates supplier, Cloburn Quarry Company Limited. The new owners intend to use the facility to serve their customers all over Great Britain, with the potential for overseas export. The quarry site is one of the UK’s best-known sources of granite railway ballast.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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