Industry backing for UK government rail freight plan

Rail Freight Group UK_DRS ABoth the Freight Transport Association and the Rail Freight Group have welcomed the government’s publication of the National Policy Statement for National Networks, and its plans for strategic rail freight interchanges.
The government argues that there is a compelling need for development of the road and rail networks to relieve congestion on roads and overcrowding on rail, support local and national economic growth, increase resilience, improve integration between transport modes and improve safety the environment and accessibility.
Maggie Simpson, RFG Executive Director said today ‘Rail freight is already moving goods worth £30bn each year and we want to see that grow further. By supporting rail freight in the planning system, Government has given confidence to those looking to invest in, and use, new rail linked facilities across the UK.’

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