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Meet Manchester’s material needs by rail – new report Building better with rail freight in Greater Manchester

Meet Manchester’s material needs by rail – new report

A new report setting out the economic and environmental case for more rail freight into Greater Manchester has been published by the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and the Rail Freight Group (RFG). Published this week (1 January 2024), ‘Building Better with Rail Freight in Greater Manchester’ highlights the benefits of rail freight over road haulage […]

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 […]

Rail freight & the West Coast Main Line

Rail freight & the West Coast Main Line

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 […]