The Freight Transport Association and the Rail Freight Group (RFG) have praised the role of rail in supporting the public, logistics industry and wider UK economy in delivering essential items across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rail industry has launched dedicated services to transport critical supplies, run faster trains and increased cargo capacity. It is playing a crucial role in keeping goods moving throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Freight Transport Association and the Rail Freight Group (RFG).
Rail freight is set to play a crucial role in the nation’s economic recovery so it is vital government acknowledges its importance; operators across the sector must have increased access to the national rail network permanently says the FTA. Only through this increased access can rail freight continue delivering for the UK.
It is essential that freight trains continue to get the access they need on the network, and that government provides the certainty for businesses to invest in rail in these most challenging of times, according to the Rail Freight Group.