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Switching freight from rail to HGV platoons will allow more passenger services – Adonis

FREGHT

Andrew Forster
08 December 2017
Adonis has suggested lorry platoons at night on the outside lanes of motorways
Adonis has suggested lorry platoons at night on the outside lanes of motorways

 

Freight traffic should be switched from rail onto lorry platoons, a move that would free up capacity on the rail network for more passenger trains, the Government’s infrastructure adviser, Lord Adonis,  has said.

The proposal has caused uproar in the rail freight sector, with operators said to be “hopping mad” at Adonis, the former Labour transport secretary who now chairs the Government’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). Operators are concerned that...

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