Rail freight industry calls for joined-up railway to build on the £1.7 billion economic benefits it already delivers

  • Britain’s freight companies call for a better joined-up railway with strong incentives to accommodate rail freight growth to ensure they can keep shop shelves stacked, the economy moving and Britain building as part of a future rail system.
  • The rail freight industry is calling for government to align policy across road and rail freight to ensure a level playing field when choosing road and rail investments. 
  • A network and timetable that is co-ordinated on a GB-wide basis is essential for freight operators to deliver £30bn of goods across the country each year, be flexible enough to meet customer demands and continue investing into the railway.
  • If adopted, these proposals will maximise the benefits of rail freight to improve the railway for all who use it, building on the rail industry’s proposals for a more customer-focused, joined up and accountable railway.

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