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Diesel freight train ‘ban’ shows policy-makers’ ineptitude

John Helm Chatham ME4
24 May 2019
 

It would be a bizarre outcome indeed should Government zeal to ‘bash the diesel’ and banish it from the rail network by 2040 result in the eventual extinction of rail freight. And done in the name of the environment too! I am astonished that the National Infrastructure Commission should even consider this option – the worst of three – and full marks to LTT for making the facts more widely known (‘Shifting goods from rail to road could help fight climate change,...

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