GB.1.1
 THE NORTHERN LOOP
CONCEPT OUTLINE
The Northern Loop
Location Plan
The Northern Loop
Infrastructural Logistics Plan

GB.1.2.

CONNECTING NORTHERN IRELAND / SCOTLAND BY RAIL TUNNEL

The Northern Loop Extension
Glasgow & Ireland Link
The Northern Loop Extension
Scotland Ireland Rail Tunnel Extension
The Northern Loop Extension
North Channel Marine Contours
The Northern Loop Extension
Northern Ireland / Scotland Rail Tunnel  Corsewall Link Plan
The Northern Loop Extension
Scotland / Ireland Rail Tunnel
Corsewall Link Location
The Northern Loop Extension
Larne Channel Tunnel Terminal
The Northern Loop Extension
Northern Ireland / Scotland Rail Tunnel
Ballantrae Freight Terminal

GB.1.3.

CONNECTING NORTHERN IRELAND / CUMBRIA BY RAIL TUNNEL

The Northern Loop
Isle of Man / Northern Ireland Rail Interconnector
The Northern Loop
Irish Sea Marine Contours for Rail Tunnels
The Northern Loop
Isle of Man Rail Terminal
The Northern Loop
Isle of Man to Cumbria Rail Tunnel
The Northern Loop
Cumbria Rail Tunnel Terminal

GB.1.4.

North West Gateway Port
Regional Logistics Plan
The Northern Loop
Morecambe Bay Crossing and Port
North West Gateway
Container Port Layout Plan
Morecambe Bay - View from Fleetwood
Port History Note

The Romans, who were brilliant engineers, built a Port known as Portus Sistuntiorum, in this location some 2000 years ago. So the Concept is far from new. Only the scale and materials available are different.

The Romans linked their Port with York, taking advantage of the favourable Pennine Gap route through the Pennine Chain. The Northern Loop Transportation Corridor follows a similar route.

The Northern Gateway Port is surrounded by an earth and rock bund wall of sufficient height to protect against storms and rising sea levels for a minimum 100 years. Entrance to the Port is via a shipping channel 20 metres deep, linking with the Morecambe Bay Lune Deep. Access to the Port Area is via Sea Locks, the larger of which is 500m long x 70m wide and 20m deep. This is similar in size to the new Ijmuiden Sea Lock protecting Amsterdam.

The Port is designed to be powered by liquid hydrogen piped from underground Salt Cavern Storage, Preesall.

Hydrogen is generated off-peak from the many offshore turbines located close by.

GB.1.5.

The Northern Loop
Humber Region Logistics Plan
Humber Sea Locks
Humber Flood Protection Zone
The Northern Loop
Humber New City Zone
The Northern Loop
Humber City
Humber Gateway
Container Port & Barrage Plan

GB.1.6.

The Northern Loop
North East Region Logistics Plan
North East Gateway
Tees Flood Protection Zone
North West Gateway
Port Location Plan
North East Gateway
Port Concept Layout Plan
© Ross Eccles - Infrastructural Concept Designer, Artist, Architect