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Railways: Freight

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 1149, tabled on 4 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage more rail freight through the Port of Workington.

Answered on

9 June 2015

Government supports the transfer of freight from road to rail where it is practical, economic and environmentally sustainable to do so.

In January 2015 the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership was provisionally awarded £6m to improve access to the Port of Workington as part of its expanded Growth Deal. Access and capacity for freight trains will be improved by the construction of a new rail crossover and a replacement road over rail bridge will be constructed with a larger span to cater for additional rail sidings, should these be required in the future.

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