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Railways: Freight

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 78425, tabled on 19 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the proposed change of services for HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, if he will take steps to provide additional support for rail freight.

Answered on

25 November 2021

The plans set out in the Integrated Rail Plan will support greater capacity on parts of the existing network for rail freight across the Midlands and North, and will accelerate modal shift of goods from road to rail. Network Rail’s further development of different schemes will take account of needs and benefits of rail freight.