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FTA backs Scotland’s rail freight strategy

The FTA has said it supports the launch of Scotland’s new rail freight strategy.

A document entitled ‘Delivering the goods’, which was launched by Scottish transport minister Derek Mackay, outlined a ‘new vision for Scotland’s rail freight sector’.

The association’s head of policy for Scotland, Chris MacRae said: “It is vital that the challenges to rail freight in Scotland are recognised.

“Volumes have fallen with the demise of coal traffic and loss of steel. The biggest opportunity is intermodal traffic – both deep sea container export goods and domestic Anglo-Scottish traffic, including retailer.”