Construction of a modern rail freight terminal at Cricklewood has been approved to help with a housing regeneration in Brent Cross.
The Campaign for Better Transport argues that – without a new terminal – a regeneration project in the area would not be viable as construction materials would be delivered by road freight vehicles.
In September 2017 the council deferred a temporary application for the rail freight facility. Currently around 50% of London’s aggregates are moved by rail, with demand for rail freight services growing.
Each freight train into the new terminal should remove up to 85 road freight vehicles from the capital’s road network.