The Anonymous Widower

Effect Of Freight on Rail

A few years ago there were only three freight trains a day out of Felixstowe.  Now because of new infrastructure in the docks, there are over thirty.

One side effect of this, has been a very large reduction of trucks on the A14.

Before we build large numbers of  new roads, we should make sure that the rail freight network is as efficient as possible.

One trouble with rail freight is that it needs terminals for local distribution  near major conurbations and these developments tend to bring out the nimbys in large numbers.

But you can’t have truck-free main roads, without interfaces between long-distance freight trains and local deliveries.

March 19, 2012 - Posted by | News, Transport/Travel | , , , ,

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