Freightliner takes down electric locos due to high electricity prices

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The shocking rise in electricity prices has sparked some rail freight operators into a startling scenario. Electric locomotives are to be stopped and operators will resort to diesel traction instead. This would pose difficult questions for the UK and devolved governments, who lay claim to a diversified energy generation policy. It would also drive a freight train straight through decarbonisation plans.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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