UK: West Midlands construction industry can use more rail freight

Nearly 90 per cent of the aggregates delivered to the new Washwood Heath asphalt plant in Birmingham arrive by rail from Tarmac quarries in Leicestershire, mid-Wales and Derbyshire.

Greening the construction supply chain in the West Midlands using rail freight requires UK Government backing to unlock significant untapped potential. The region, centred on Birmingham, could be a much greater contributor to the net-zero carbon economy and help achieve legally mandated targets for the year 2050 if sufficient support is put in place. That’s according to a new report from the users and operators of rail transport in the region.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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UK: West Midlands construction industry can use more rail freight

Nearly 90 per cent of the aggregates delivered to the new Washwood Heath asphalt plant in Birmingham arrive by rail from Tarmac quarries in Leicestershire, mid-Wales and Derbyshire.

Greening the construction supply chain in the West Midlands using rail freight requires UK Government backing to unlock significant untapped potential. The region, centred on Birmingham, could be a much greater contributor to the net-zero carbon economy and help achieve legally mandated targets for the year 2050 if sufficient support is put in place. That’s according to a new report from the users and operators of rail transport in the region.

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Author: Simon Walton

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