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DB Cargo UK welcomes HS2 decision

DB Cargo UK – the UK’s largest rail freight company – today welcomed the Government’s decision to build HS2.

Chief Executive Hans-Georg Werner said HS2 represented a “once in a generation” opportunity to massively bolster rail capacity, providing significant economic and environmental benefits for freight operators.

“This is fantastic news for the rail freight industry and its customers. We are pleased the Government has recognised the strength of the many arguments the industry made for building HS2,” he said.

“The existing rail network is heavily congested and the securing of pathways for new traffic is already a major headache for many operators. We expect demand for rail freight to continue to rise and the building of the new high-speed rail link will ensure we can deliver an even faster and more efficient service for our customers in the future whilst reducing road congestion and our overall environmental impact.”

DB Cargo UK and HS2 launched a major online campaign explaining the benefits for rail freight of building the new high-speed rail link.

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