A class 88 belonging to Direct Rail Services at speed in the snow hauling a container train

UK Government rail freight plan questioned over limited ambition

A class 88 belonging to Direct Rail Services at speed in the snow hauling a container train Image DRS corporate

The UK Government has kept a promise to deliver a Rail Freight Growth Target by Christmas. It has set what it calls an ambitious target to grow rail freight by at least 75 per cent by 2050. The industry must decide if that is the sort of Christmas present it was expecting, or if it has been short-changed by Santa.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

1 comment op “UK Government rail freight plan questioned over limited ambition”

bönström bönström|02.01.24|11:24

Quantity, by taxpayers/Government, yes, but for quality! Regrettably, however, devastatingly now quality, just seems a matter of quantity of “attending maintenance” and of “optimal maintenance”, etc., for maintaining of an infrastructure, that has passed b f d.
(All other modes, upgrade for added load and lower costs, etc., but railways simply maintain.)
Robustness (resiliency and redundancy) and STAX32 – a New Old Railway, an equal and high quality, now is the needed!

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