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How about a rail link?


I was disappointed last week that Andrew Mylius's article, 'Government gives green light to Shell Haven', failed to mention a rail link into the proposed container terminal at Shell Haven/London Gateway Port that is to become the largest in the UK.

The intended capacity of 3.5M TEUs a year equates to some 12,000 lorry movements per day every day throughout the year. Are we mad?

Good to see that the developer, Dubai Ports World, is 'generously' coughing up £1.25M to improve the A13.

What about a new railway to Birmingham?

This new container port, if it follows examples elsewhere around the world, will be an absolute goldmine for DP World. But see how lightly it is getting away with failing to meet sensible public obligations.

David Myles, dwmyles@hotmail. com

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