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Freight’s cost treatment is flawed, complain operators

05 January 2018
 

Network Rail’s plan to allocate £566m of the rail network’s fixed costs to freight is flawed because freight services are often forced to use secondary lines so that passenger trains can use main lines, freight operators have said.

Operator DB Cargo has told NR: “It is difficult to understand why freight operators as a whole have been allocated 13% of the total fixed costs when they only operate around 6% of the train miles.” DBthought this might be because of the...

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