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 […]
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Why the UK needs more Intermodal Rail Freight
The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the key corridors for rail freight. It is a vital corridor that provides a link between the deep-sea ports in the South and South-East and large conurbations in the West Midlands, North West and Scotland. Trains for major retailers rely on the WCML to move everyday […]
Local air quality is now recognised as a major and pressing public health issue, and one which is shaping public transport policy. Rail freight has good environmental credentials but this reputation and advantage could be lost if future action is not taken to understand and engage in proposals to reduce its local air quality […]