Class 66 locomotive hauling a train of Russell containers under a leaden sky

Scotland’s Ravenscraig terminal divides people and politicians

Russell has been a champion of rail freight for almost half a century Image by Russell Group public document

Residents of Ravenscraig, a district of Motherwell, southeast of Glasgow, have rallied against a proposed rail freight hub in their community. The plans have been tabled by Russell Group, a local company seeking to expand their rail-based services. Elements of the community are not in favour and have garnered the backing of elected representatives, who have called on the Scottish government to reject the plans and prioritise what they have called the Ravenscraig Promise.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

1 comment op “Scotland’s Ravenscraig terminal divides people and politicians”

Bob Watt|09.08.23|12:40

Ironic when you think of the sentiments expressed in the Proclaimer song “Ravenscraig no more”..and the rest!

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