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Freightliner Terminal (Edinburgh)

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate has been made of the increase in road traffic that will result from the closure of the Freightliner terminal in Edinburgh; and what proportion of any such increase would be routed south via the A7, the A68 or the A1.

It is not possible to make reliable estimates of the effects of the closure of the Edinburgh terminal on individual roads. Lorry traffic in the United Kingdom is expected to increase by less than half a percent as the result of all Freightliners' decisions to rationalise their business.