Rail freight funds must be safeguarded if the UK is to attract the private investment it needs to make the mode a success.
This was the view of Rail Freight Group executive director Maggie Simpson who gave evidence yesterday to the Parliamentary transport committee on rail infrastructure investment.
Ms Smith said retaining a fund for designated freight enhancement would side-step the politics accompanying the Department for Transport’s five-year investment rounds.
“While the DfT tries to …
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