Midlands Connect Freight Strategy Overview
Midlands Connect has undertaken a substantial study of road and rail freight at a regional level. We have looked at where freight is moved, how it benefits the economy, and how the networks need to adapt to deliver a reliable freight system. About 90% of inter-regional freight is by road; rail plays a key role providing efficient movement of goods over longer distances, especially to/from the ports and for certain bulk products.
Midlands Connect Freight Summary