Building better with rail freight in the West Midlands

Elected officials, national and local government and planners can ensure that the post-Covid recovery is greener, more sustainable and highly efficient by supporting the growth of rail freight in the construction industry. 

  • Rail freight produces 76% less CO2 than the equivalent road journey.
  • One jumbo aggregates train can carry 3,600 tonnes – equivalent to 125 loaded lorries.
  • Rail freight produces significantly lower NOx and particulate emissions than road freight per tonne delivered.
  • Rail freight has proved its resilience and importance.

Click here to download the RFG and MPA joint document.