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West Coast railfreight and HS2, part two

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Part one

If HS2 released capacity ‘delivered‘ 20 additional freight paths on the West Coast Main Line, the effect on total heavy goods road mileage would be minuscule.

'Rail Freight Forecasts To 2030', MDS Transmodal

And it seems that HS2 would be of little help in accommodating the level of year 2030 railfreight forecast by MDS Transmodal.

Any HS2 freight ‘released capacity’ would happen on the West Coast Main Line, but not on other trackage (e.g. the North London Line) currently used by goods trains to access the WCML.

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Written by beleben

April 16, 2014 at 10:12 am

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  1. It is noteworthy that the greatest pressure for “freight capacity” is on the section of the WCML between Crewe and Weaver Junction – a section which HS2 will do nothing to relieve because the high speed line veers east to serve Manchester, thus bypassing Merseyside and ignoring entirely the massive freight movements from the port of Liverpool.

    matthew jones

    April 16, 2014 at 9:09 pm


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