RFG comment on Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan

Commenting on the publication of the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan, Maggie Simpson OBE, RFG Director General, said: “This Plan sets out a clear vision for the decarbonisation of freight transport and recognizes the vital role that rail has to play in reducing carbon emissions.  We welcome Government’s commitment to setting a target for rail freight growth, and to electrification of strategic gaps in the network, allowing more freight to be electrically hauled.”

She added: “Businesses across the country are looking to make more use of rail freight as they work to decarbonise their supply chain.  This Plan should help underpin the investments they need to make to do so – but it must now be backed by the necessary action to deliver on the Government’s ambition.”

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