​​​​​​​Think strategically about rail freight

Rail freight’s contribution has been more widely recognised through the pandemic, but there is a need for strategic thinking to maximise its benefits, GB Railfreight CEO John Smith told the Golden Whistles conference.

Mr Smith suggested Government and indeed many in the rail industry hadn’t previously understood the ‘miracle of logistics’ – the way just in time deliveries worked and the routes that brought in goods and distributed them across the UK. Having fewer passenger trains on the network offered a clear benefit to freight, both in terms of pathing and performance.

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