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Market study - freight


The freight market study is one of four Market Studies  produced as part of the Long Term Planning Process. Together, the London and South East, long distance, regional urban and freight market studies set out how passenger and freight demand is expected to change in each of these markets in Britain over the next 30 years.

The Freight Market Study provides information on how the rail freight market has changed in recent years, evidence on how the rail freight market is expected to continue to grow in Britain, and is based around key market sectors including intermodal (deep sea and domestic), coal and the new market of biomass. The study sets out some of the key features of each market and how they might change in the future. The study also sets out the approach to freight train routeing which will be used by the Long Term Planning Process in the forthcoming, route studies.

The Freight Market Study was consulted upon responses considered, and published as a final version.

Freight Market Study

Last updated 2 March 2015