Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) grant scheme 2015 to 2020

Supports transporting freight by rail and water rather than road by grant funding the additional operating costs incurred by companies.


Guide to Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) scheme

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Intermodal online application form

Bulk and Waterways online application form

Intermodal email or postal application form

Bulk and Waterways email or postal application form


The MSRS scheme has 2 funding options for companies moving freight within the UK. The 2 options are:

  • intermodal
  • bulk and waterways

The intermodal option is for companies transporting intermodal units by rail, examples include:

  • containers
  • swapbodies
  • piggyback trailers

Whereas the bulk and waterways option is for all:

  • non-containerised freight movement by rail
  • freight transported by inland waterway
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.