Mode shift revenue support (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.


Mode shift revenue support (MSRS) scheme 2015 to 2020

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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’s 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 2 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

Information is correct at the time of publication, but we advise potential applicants to 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.

Published 10 March 2015
Last updated 24 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Mode shift revenue support grant amounts updated to reflect supplementary guidance.
  2. First published.