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Growing rail freight could cut need for road spend, DfT told

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Andrew Forster
28 April 2017
Rail: potential to carry more freight
Rail: potential to carry more freight

 

Investing in key rail freight corridors could cut lorry traffic on the strategic road network (SRN), reducing the need for road improvements, according to research for the Campaign for Better Transport that was sponsored by the DfT.

The analysis by consultant MTRU looks at rail’s potential to attract significant numbers of HGVs off four key corridors: the A34/M3 serving Southampton port; the A14 serving Felix-stowe; the M6 in the West Midlands; and the M62 between Greater Manchester and...

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