Infrastructure body calls for zero-tolerance to freight emissions

Emissions from freight traffic on road and rail should be reduced to zero by 2050 and there should be a complete ban on the sale of diesel-powered heavy trucks by 2040, said the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) in a report published on 17 April. Sir John Armitt, the Commission chairman said development of hydrogen and battery HGVs is already well advanced and vehicles are expected to be commercially available in the ... [+]

Freight group welcomes rail plan

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) has welcomed Transport for the North’s draft Strategic Transport Plan, which sets out a blueprint for developing the network across the region for passengers and freight, including a new transpennine route between Manchester and Leeds. RFG executive director Maggie Simpson said that plans for large ... [+]

Transport for the North reveals its plans

The Transport for the North (TfN) partnership of business leaders and local authorities has today published the evidence for its Strategic Transport Plan, which aims to transform the regional economy through investment in infrastructure. It includes a Position Statement, Initial Major Roads Report and Initial Integrated Rail Report and is a ... [+]

Report calls for better northern freight links

Transport for the North called for more freight network capacity to, from and within the North on railways and waterways, strategic freight interchanges and distribution centres and improved links for ports in a report published on 7 September. The Northern Freight and Logistics Report also called for pinch-points on the ... [+]

In search of a freight strategy for the North

Transport for the North, the body set up by the Government last October to improve links across the region, is to develop a Northern Freight and Logistics Strategy. Following the publication of The Northern Powerhouse report in March 2015, which set out the ambitions of Transport for the North (TfN), ... [+]

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