Two UK proposed – and opposed – rail freight terminals
No one said it would be easy to lay down a new rail freight terminal. The very mention of the words conjures up a half-century-old concept of vast marshalling yards with clanking wagons and thundering diesels rumbling away, day and night. Add to that the attendant road traffic, and it’s a recipe that may as well have “not in my backyard” stamped on the cover of the prospectus. It’s an objection raised time and again despite the modern terminal being something considerably more discrete and fit for purpose in the twenty-first century.
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