Rail freight and cargo

Transporting non-dangerous goods by rail including regulations, guidance, funding opportunities, statistics.

Services

  1. 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.

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News and communications

  1. Lucy Jayne Butler
  2. Four awards in one week for Direct Rail Services
  3. Rail freight: 13 September 2016
  4. The remarkable rise of rail freight
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Research and statistics

  1. Freight rail usage, April to June 2018: freight moved, freight lifted, normalised freight delay
  2. Passenger and freight rail performance: April to June 2018
  3. Freight rail usage, October to December 2017: freight moved, freight lifted, normalised freight delay
  4. Passenger and freight rail performance: October to December 2017
  5. Freight rail usage, July to September 2017: freight moved, freight lifted, normalised freight delay
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Drafting of schedules 4, 7 and 8 of the passenger and freight model track access contracts
  2. New general approval for freight track access contracts
  3. Mode Shift Revenue Support Scheme: administrative changes
  4. ORR investigation into the carriage of freight by rail
  5. Rail freight transport strategy
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