Ground level shot of class 66 locomotive awaiting departure from East Midlands Gateway

St Albans freight terminal proposals move forward with land purchase

Awaiting departure from East Midlands Gateway, a project similar to the Radlett proposals Image Simon Walton

If local opposition and media are to be understood, then the controversial rail freight terminal proposals for the former Radlett Aerodrome near St Albans is a step closer to realisation. A difficult land purchase has been completed, despite opposition from local groups and a deeply divided local authority. The issue has seen a small band of dogged protestors picketing the site, and mounting a ‘fight the freight’ campaign, picked up by local media.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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