Modal shift now, rail freight industry tells UK government

Freight terminal (Rail Delivery Group)Source Rail Delivery Group

The UK Government must support shifting freight from road to rail for a greener economic recovery, says the rail industry representative body Rail Delivery Group. On behalf of its freight operator members, it is calling on the government in London to introduce policies that will improve infrastructure and connectivity resulting in increased use of rail freight.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

1 comment op “Modal shift now, rail freight industry tells UK government”

Juniper Rose|07.03.22|20:08

Why, why, why aren’t we using rail to transport goods?! It’s more environmentally friendly, direct and it would free the motorways from never-ending lorries which are largely to blame for traffic congestion and a danger to the motorist.

I remember freight trains – it beggars belief that with climate change agendas that the government aren’t pushing for this. Surely, it’s not that complicated?!

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