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« on: May 13, 2023, 08:15:12 am »

From the Swindon Advertiser

Swindon Honda rail terminal up for sale for £2.2 million

"The rail facility remains connected currently to the main Swindon - London network and could be fully operated by a new party, subject to the necessary consents with Network Rail.

"The current agreement with Network Rail is being renewed and a draft is available on request and includes termination rights on short notice."

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2023, 11:36:36 am »

Could be an ideal facility for someone with its rail connection and general location.

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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2023, 01:16:04 pm »

At first sight is seems odd that the sidings were separated from the the main site and are being sold off on their own, with rail uses being downplayed. Wouldn't the value be higher either with enough room for a building, or just added to the main site? But then Honda don't appear to have ever used trains there. As it is the owners would be stuck with a monopoly supplier of industrial space, unless the other side (part of the airfield not yet built on) is available.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2023, 01:22:53 pm »

Remember on a tour of Swindon panel that a signaller remembered he had a routed a light loco in there once but didn’t recall it ever coming out.  Grin
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