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East-West Rail Link: Freight

Department for Transport written question – answered on 19th February 2020.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision for rail freight is contained in Network Rail’s Transport and Works Act order application for East West Rail, approved on 5 February.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Article 37(1) of the Network Rail (East West Rail) (Bicester to Bedford Improvements) Order 2020 provides that “Network Rail may operate and use the railway and other authorised works as a system, or part of a system, of transport for the carriage of passengers and goods.” Article 37(1) therefore provides that the railway (and other authorised works) may be used for the purposes of rail freight.

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