The UK Government Transport Secretary Chris Grayling recently announced that there was consideration being given to a new scheme that would see non-British trucks and lorries using UK roads being charged per mile of road usage. The plans are at the consulting stage whereby a system would be introduced to ensure non-British transportation and haulage firms are charged for using the UK road and motorway system.
Explaining the proposals for lorries, Chris Grayling said: “It’s about creating a level playing field for lorries. “Our hauliers will complain that a continental truck, it comes in with a tank full of low duty diesel, spends several days working in the country, goes away again, and pays nothing towards the use of the roads.
The UK Government has recently announced a plan for a Northern Powerhouse Rail “Fast Line” between Leeds, Bradford, Manchester and Liverpool. The new line would allow for millions of people to reach these four cities in less than 1 hour. Transport for the North (TfN) has proposed a new train line as part of the plan which would also boost freight services. A Strategic transport plan has been created by TfN which can be downloaded.
The total cost of the plan is expected to be around £69bn equating to £2.3bn a year. HS2 is central to the development of NPR, and the planned inclusion of new junctions and stations is hoped to link Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield via high speed services, with upgraded lines connecting Hull and Newcastle to the rest of the network. It also details a new Trans Pennine line between Manchester and Leeds via Bradford, along with upgrades to the Hope Valley line from Sheffield to Manchester via Stockport
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