Guidance

Mode shift revenue support (MSRS) scheme guide, 2009 to 2015

This publication was withdrawn on 10 March 2015

The updated version of this guidance is MSRS scheme 2015 to 2020.

This guide outlines the criteria and processes in place for applying for support from the Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) scheme.

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This guide outlines the criteria and processes in place for applying for support from the Mode Shift Revenue Support scheme, also known as MSRS. Although information is correct at the time of publication, it is advisable that potential applicants contact the appropriate administrative body for the most up to date information before submitting a formal application for grant.

It should be noted that there is no automatic entitlement to grant support and any offer of grant which may be made remains entirely at the discretion of the appropriate administrative body.

What is MSRS?

MSRS assists companies with the operating costs associated with running rail or inland water freight transport instead of road, where rail or inland waterway transport is more expensive. It is designed to facilitate and support modal shift, generating environmental and wider social benefits from reduced lorry journeys on Britain’s roads. The scheme operates in two parts:

  • MSRS (Intermodal) for the purchase of intermodal container movements by rail
  • MSRS (Bulk and Waterways) for the purchase of other freight traffic movements by rail and all movements by inland waterway

MSRS is a direct replacement for both the Rail Environmental benefit Procurement Scheme (REPS) and the Waterborne Freight Grant for inland waterways.

Further details on MSRS (Intermodal) can be found in section 2, MSRS (Bulk and Waterways) in section 3 and how to apply for both schemes in section 4.