Funding for Scotland's railway network is a positive step forward, says Logistics UK

Tuesday 05 July 2022

Network Rail’s announcement that it will invest more than £120m of Scottish Government funding to boost the electric power supply of Scotland’s railway network over the next three years will help speed the network’s move to decarbonisation, according to Logistics UK.  

Alexandra Herman, Public Policy Manager at Logistics UK, comments: “Improved infrastructure is a core element of the decarbonisation process. The investment in the electrification of Scotland’s railways will not only support the Scottish Government’s net zero ambitions, but, combined with improved infrastructure and increased capacity, will help to potentially increase freight on the railways. Logistics UK looks forward to working with Network Rail, Scottish Government and its members to support modal shift and move more goods by rail, where possible.”  

Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.