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Rail freight ‘can cut NOx and save lives’

19 January 2018
 

Transferring 2,000 lorries a day to rail on each of four major corridors would cut nitrogen oxides by 10 per cent, particulates by 7 per cent and save 18 lives a year, according to the Campaign for Better Transport. Consultant MTRU studied the effects of switching freight from road to rail on the A14 between Felixstowe and the Midlands; the A34 from Southampton to the Midlands, and the M6 and M62. Supplementary report on environmental and safety impacts of the transfer of freight from road to...

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