T&E wants as much freight as possible to be transported by rail. In 2015, T&E developed an on-going platform that engages with a diverse group of stakeholders in rail freight to develop ways for rail to increase their share of freight transport. This platform is part of a larger project that looks at low-carbon freight transport. Like passenger rail, T&E want freight trains to become more customer-orientated and sustainable so that they become more successful.
Rail freight blog
T&E has been managing a rail freight platform since 2015. This platform provided us with the opportunity to meet with key stakeholders in rail and organise workshops to discuss some of the main setbacks to modal shift. We have learned a lot about why rail freight is not growing in Europe at the rate needed to reach the EU’s White Paper targets. These findings, as well as some stakeholder opinion pieces, can be found online at lowcarbonfreight.eu. This site offers some suggestions on how policymakers can play a bigger role in supporting modal shift as a means to decarbonise transport.