£235m for rail freight network
Government is spending £235 million up to 2019 as part of the Strategic Rail Freight Network Fund, according to Rail Minister Paul Maynard.
In a Commons Written Reply to Martin Vickers (Conservative, Cleethorpes), Maynard said the money was “specifically to support investment in infrastructure focused on delivering key capacity and capability enhancements to support the growth of the rail freight sector”.
He added: “The benefits of schemes funded through the Strategic Freight Network Fund include signalling and track improvements which allow longer trains, increased speeds and more efficient journeys.”
Maynard did not go into detail about any projects.