Go for good now, not perfect net-zero later, says Railfuture

Close up of 90039 "I am the Backbone" a repurposed express passenger electric locomotive, working on zero-emissions freight traffic right now. Image: DB Cargo UK.

Waiting for the perfect solution to carbon emissions is the wrong strategy. Rail freight can deliver a good solution now, which is better overall, says Railfuture, the influential pressure group that promotes rail development in the UK. Railfuture is campaigning to get freight off road trucks and onto trains. They agree with the UK Government’s strategy on carbon reduction, but in a report, they say the government’s rail freight growth target will not achieve it.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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