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2012-03-08 DBS-001
DB Schenker


Needs of rail freight users put first in rail industry reform

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DB Schenker

Needs of rail freight users put first in rail industry reform

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Thursday 08 March 2012
source DB Schenker
type Press release

The Government has ensured that the needs of rail freight users are put first through their Command Paper on reforming the railways, issued today 08 March 2012.

DB Schenker Rail UK strongly welcomes the Government's support for rail freight in this Paper as it ensures a nationwide network for current and future growth in rail freight services, while recognising the role of rail freight to the UK economy and as a driver of economic growth.

It also strongly supports the Government's recognition of additional levers for continued rail freight growth, including potential further investment in the Strategic Rail Freight Network, strategic network capacity for rail freight expansion and a supportive planning framework.

The Government has also recognised the efficiencies achieved by the rail freight industry in the last decade and that this has led to improvements in customer service and modal shift from road to rail.

Alain Thauvette, Chief Executive of DB Schenker Rail UK, said: "This Command Paper from the Government recognises the valuable contribution rail freight has in managing transportation, securing economic growth and providing wider environmental benefits to society. The Paper commits the Government to ensure that any structural changes to the rail industry protect the interests of freight users. We are committed to performing a key role in this reform by continuing to secure further efficiencies both in rail freight and across the wider industry."

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