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Railways: Freight

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has to improve rail freight facilities in Nottinghamshire. (243957)

We are investing in developing a Strategic Freight Network to meet the industry’s growth forecasts of 30 per cent. over the next decade, as set out in the 2007 Rail White Paper. Network Rail is leading an industry working group to identify specific enhancement projects and will publish details in their Strategic Business Plan in March 2009.