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NIMBY views in South East ‘holding back rail freight growth’

RAIL­­FREIGHT

Andrew Forster
25 January 2013
 

Local planning authorities in London and the South East are thwarting efforts to grow rail freight by taking a much more hostile view of new rail freight terminals than their counterparts elsewhere in the country.

Nick Gallop, director of the Intermodality consultancy, told this week’s ‘UK Rail and Freight’ conference sponsored by LTT that the local authority attitude to rail freight was much more positive north of the Watford Gap.

In the North, the prospect of new rail...

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