RailFuture carries an interesting article regarding the recent approval of plans for a new rail-freight depot at Howbury Park. LondonUnlocked has long argued that containerisation is key to taking unnecessary vehicles off our roads and making London more pedestrian and public-transport friendly. Such a large depot is a step in the right direction.
Rail campaigners believe the rail freight interchange will prove beneficial to both the economy and the environment.
“We view Howbury Park as essential for the success of rail freight movement to, from and across London, and a key part of implementing Government strategy for promoting rail freight," said Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail campaigner.
"Without permission for interchanges, rail freight volumes cannot be expanded so this is great news for society and the economy.”
You can read the full article here.