Thursday, November 01, 2007

Freight Plan Back on Track

Its been years in the waiting but finally its been announced that Southampton will get the long awaiting funding from Government to upgrade rail links with the West Midlands.

Years of lobbying by the city council and Associated British Ports has finally borne fruit and the £43m investment will be used to enlarge the tunnel which runs under the city centre allowing larger containers to be taken of the roads and put on the trains.

Not only will this provide economic benefits for the area it will also ease conditions on the city's roads and help the local environment.

Work will start in 2008 and is due to be complete in 2011.

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