Rail freight must respond to evolving road transport sector says minister


 

Secretary of state for Transport Clare Perry has told the rail freight industry that it must respond to developments such as the autonomous truck, and electric vans, in order to retain its ‘green’ credentials. In a speech to the rail engineers forum on 15 June Perry said that “the automotive sector is evolving at a tremendous rate”. “In the lifespan of one freight train, we can expect four or five generations of HGV, each delivering higher performance, greater efficiency and […]