Despite all odds, rail freight grows in the UK
Despite the pandemic and the Brexit, rail freight in the UK recorded growth of over two per cent in the third quarter of 2020. The latest official quarterly figures from the Office of Rail and Road, the independently appointed industry watchdog, reported a total cargo of 4.07 billion tonne per kilometres moved in Q3. This indicated an increase of 2.1 per cent compared with the same period in 2020. Total freight lifted increased by 12 per cent to 17.8 million tonnes. It is a positive proof of the contribution the industry has made to the resilience of the UK economy during the pandemic.
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