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Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Road Traffic

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 20417, tabled on 16 December 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential effect on congestion at the Dartford Tunnel of increasing the number of Channel Tunnel freight trains that off-load north of the River Thames.

Answered on

11 January 2016

The Department is not planning to make such an assessment. Channel Tunnel rail freight trains with loads for destinations beyond London would be expected to continue on the rail network rather than off-loading in the London area.