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Freight Expectations: How rail freight can support Britain's economy and environment

01 March 2023

Rail Partners' report, 'Freight Expectations: How rail freight can support Britain's economy and environment', sets out how a growing rail freight market has the potential to deliver even greater economic and environmental benefits to Britain between now and 2050.

The report features:

  • New modelling demonstrating the important environmental function rail freight plays
  • The impact of recent productivity improvements
  • The evidence behind Rail Partners' call for rail freight to be trebled by 2050 and the benefits meeting that target would have for the economy and the environment
  • Five policy asks to government to ensure the benefits of rail freight can be fully realised
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