Views and ideas from stakeholders within and beyond the rail and logistics sectors are welcomed in this call for evidence on rail freight growth targets
In the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, the UK Government committed to setting a rail freight growth target. The Department for Transport has commissioned the Great British Railways Transition Team (GBRTT) to develop a range of rail freight growth target options; a key part of this commission is to engage with industry through a formal GBRTT-led call for evidence.
The purpose of the call for evidence is to develop an understanding of how much of the current and future market demand for freight could be met by rail, and the role rail can play in the nation’s supply chains. The call for evidence will help GBRTT to understand the realistic volume of goods that could be transferred to rail; where the potential for future rail freight traffic exists and where new rail terminals could be needed.
This call for evidence is a key way in which we are engaging with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure an evidence-based approach to the development of our growth target options. To build this evidence base, GBRTT wants to get views and ideas from the widest possible range of stakeholders within and beyond the rail and logistics sectors on how to increase the amount of freight that is moved by rail.
Your responses will be used to inform future rail freight growth target options for the rail network.
The call for evidence runs from 5 July to 27 September 2022.
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