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The importance of rail freight

Discover the most environmentally friendly mode of freight transport

Contributing to the UK economy

The rail freight industry in Great Britain makes an important contribution to the economy: delivering £30bn of goods to customers across Britain and generating around £1.7bn of economic and environmental benefits.

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The environmental benefits

The environmental benefits from moving goods by rail rather than by other modes are substantial, with rail producing lower carbon emissions and less local air pollution.