ASLEF response to NIC Freight Study Call for Evidence

ASLEF welcomes this freight inquiry as an opportunity to make the case for more to be done to strengthen the rail freight sector. We were disappointed that the NIC’s report ‘Adonis: tackle the three Cs and deliver a world-class infrastructure’ undervalued the advantages of rail freight over road freight. We hope to convince the NIC and others that major investment in infrastructure and improvements to policy for the rail freight sector will be a cost-effective and efficient way of meeting the demand for convenient, fast delivery of goods without adding to road congestion, road accidents and air pollution.
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