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Continental Freight

Volume 201: debated on Monday 13 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans exist for the dispersion of freight arriving from the continent to areas outside London.

In general this is a matter for the freight distribution industry.British Rail has announced plans to develop seven regional rail freight terminals outside London specifically to cater for European freight traffic when the channel tunnel opens next year. The sites chosen by BR are:

  • Cardiff
  • Birmingham
  • Wakefield
  • Trafford Park, Manchester
  • Seaforth Docks, Liverpool
  • Mossend, Ianarkshire
  • Wilton, Teesside