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  • Construction traffic boom keeps UK railfreight stable

    Construction traffic boom keeps UK railfreight stable

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    A FIVE per cent increase in construction traffic took the sector to its highest quarterly volume in the first three months of 2019/20, according to new figures from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).  The movement of construction materials, fuelled by high levels of property development in London and the south-east of England, reached…

  • Port operator criticises ‘short-sighted’ trans-Pennine route upgrade plans

    Port operator criticises ‘short-sighted’ trans-Pennine route upgrade plans

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    PD Ports, which operates Teesport in Middlesbrough, has criticised the lack of provision for freight growth in Network Rail’s £3 billion trans-Pennine route upgrade. It called the decision to upgrade the 76-mile route between Leeds and Manchester without any provision for freight traffic “unwelcome” and “deeply troubling for the economy and businesses in the North…

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