Missed Opportunity to promote rail freight

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The Rail Freight Group has welcomed the government’s Low Carbon Transport Strategy, but said it was disappointed that the document did little to promote the case for rail freight.

“In particular, the document failed to mention the DfT’s own work on developing a Strategic Freight Network, and the contribution that will make to reducing carbon emissions from freight transport.”

Chairman Tony Berkeley said: “We all have a part to play in ensuring the UK moves to a low carbon economy and rail freight will make a significant contribution in the transport sector. We welcome this document and look forward to working with DfT to ensure that the initiatives it promotes are co-ordinated with ongoing investment and support for modal shift to rail.”

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