Railways: Freight

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 24 May 2022.

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Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of whether there is a correlation between the maximum weight of HGVs allowed on UK roads and the use of rail freight.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

My Department has ongoing work looking into the maximum weight of HGVs, such as on the 48/48 and Longer/Heavier Vehicles projects. Any consideration to increase the maximum weight of HGVs will include an assessment of the overall impacts on road safety, the economy, and the environment. This includes factoring in potential intermodal shifts, such as with rail freight.

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