Last week the Government issued Policy Guidance on Strategic Rail Freight Interchanges. This is part of the Logistics Growth Review. The Government supports the transfer of freight from road to rail, where it is practical and economic to do so.
The Chairman of the Rail Freight Group said that the Guidance was a clear and welcome statement of government commitment to rail freight.
On the same day Chancellor George Osborne, as part of his Autumn Statement, announced that the government would invest £55 million into the Strategic Rail Freight Network.
He said the funding would help deliver schemes that remove bottlenecks and improve capability and longer-term connectivity to the UK’s major ports.