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More rail electrification is vital for decarbonising freight

Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail manager Campaign for Better Transport, London, EC1M
24 January 2020
 

Professor Alan McKinnon is right to say that electrification is the best way to decarbonise freight (“Decarbonising freight ‘may be impossible’” LTT 10 Jan). Rail electrification is tried and tested so there is a proven rail solution available, as confirmed by the Committee on Climate Change.

The Government therefore needs to commit to a programme of rail electrification as part of its decarbonisation strategy to give the rail freight industry the confidence to invest in...

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