Freight train capacity doubles to Port of Liverpool
The UK government has announced that final works on the 8,3 million pounds (9,2 million euros) Bootle branch rail line upgrade have been completed. The works deliver a doubling of freight train capacity to and from the Port of Liverpool, according to the Department for Transport (DfT), who funded the works. The new twin-track layout upgrade allows up to two freight trains an hour in each direction, meaning more trains will be able to meet predicted import and export demand for rail freight for the coming decades.
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