East-West Rail Link: Freight:Written question - HL1348

Asked by Lord Berkeley
Asked on: 05 February 2020
Department for Transport
East-West Rail Link: Freight
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.
Answered on: 19 February 2020

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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