A railway line has been formed to celebrate and develop a new, cross-border freight railway connecting the road and train lines of Britain and Europe. Its primary shuttle services conveying lorry trailers will get a large-scale transfer of freight from road to rail as well as wider transport and eco advantages. There are several stops in the Kent area, including Ashford, on account of its prime location in connecting our island to the continent.
Think of this railway as an extension of the Channel Tunnel lorry shuttle service to significant industrial areas. We will offer high-frequency, dependable services at a reduced cost than present transport methods, becoming the most financially attractive possible for the most of road hauliers and logistics firms.
Currently railways in the United Kingdom and France do not have the capacity or the height under bridges to convey lorries, making them uncompetitive for freight transport. The railway will be capable of carrying any size of British and European trains, and trains conveying double-stack containers.
This railway which runs through Kent will be a central part of national rail systems: a valuable infrastructure investment. The project could be funded by the global capital markets, and not therefore at the cost of the general public. Broader advantages include regional financial rejuvenation, fewer large vehicles on motorways and reductions in carbon emissions.