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Rail freight

Rail freight

Wiltshire is a through-train county for rail freight. A council study in 2008 found that 86% of freight trains in Wiltshire travel through the county and there are no rail freight movements with both end trips in Wiltshire. 

The difficulties found in progressing the transfer of road to rail is not uncommon in similar rural authorities and the council's influence in progressing such change relies upon the interest and the existence of potential business and industries close to and within Wiltshire, that would be willing to investigate the potential of transfer from road to rail deliveries. 

Wiltshire council will continue to pursue the possibility of transfer to rail freight through the Wiltshire and Swindon Freight Quality Partnership and through dialogue with potential business, industries and regional bodies.

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Last updated: 7 December 2016 | Last reviewed: 7 December 2016