Transform Scotland, the wide-remit alliance for sustainable transport has responded to a Scottish government consultation with a call for enhanced rail freight provision. It has called for major investment in the rail links between the...Read more
Approval for a rail freight terminal in north London has been welcomed by freight lobbyists. The Campaign for Better Transport (CBRT) says new adjacent housing needs rail to bring in the necessary building materials.
The CBRT...Read more
The Rail Freight Group (RFG) believes the UK Government’s draft transport plan for the north could be a springboard for large-scale modal shift to rail.
It was responding to the proposals set out by Transport for...Read more
UK rail freight campaigners have cautiously welcomed the Government’s new Rail Strategy, which reaffirms ongoing initiatives to boost the sector, but say the integration of regional rail partnerships will present a challenge to freight’s national...Read more
A big decline in demand for coal movements was a key factor in rail freight falling significantly in the UK during 2016/17, according to official figures. Rail freight moved fell to 17.2 billion net tonne...Read more
The ability of rail freight to cut congestion on UK roads is far greater than previously thought, according to new figures by influential pressure group, the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT). It says the Daventry...Read more
Sending more goods by rail could dramatically reduce road congestion on some of the UK’s busiest trunk roads, according to a new report. The Campaign for Better Transport believes that upgrading existing rail lines which...Read more