Freightliner welcomes the publication of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail.
Eddie Aston, Chief Executive Officer for G&W’s UK/Europe Region companies, said: “We welcome the publication of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail. There are strong economic and environmental benefits of moving freight by rail and modal shift to rail will be crucial to support the decarbonisation of the UK economy. We have engaged extensively with the Williams Review team over the last few years and are pleased to see the proposed statutory duty for Great British Railways to promote rail freight and that a growth target will be set. We look forward to working with the new public body to ensure that the right contractual and regulatory framework is in place that enables continued private-sector investment, in order to drive modal shift to rail, increase the economic benefits to the UK economy and support decarbonisation.”