Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

An extra £300M for freight

PLANS FOR rail freight echoed the SRA's freight strategy published last year, and were widely welcomed by the rail freight industry.

But in addition to last year's plan, there was also an extra £300M set aside for small upgrade projects.

Proposals include the upgrade of trunk routes between Felixstowe and Nuneaton to allow bigger European standard sea containers and swap bodies through tunnels and under bridges.

Upgrades will also allow heavier goods trains onto the network.

Lord Berkeley, chairman of the rail freight group, welcomed the plan but warned that the proposals in the plan to scale down the West Coast Main Line upgrade must account for freight requirements and not lead to reduced freight capacity on one of the country's busiest routes.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.