HS2 to save 300,000 truck journeys
The first freight train arrived at HS2’s newest Bucks construction hub in UK as the high speed rail project confirmed that the new facility is expected to take the equivalent of 300,000 truck movements off local roads.
Situated on an existing freight line north of Aylesbury, the new railhead will welcome 1,800 freight trains over the next three years as construction of HS2 – which will improve links between London, Birmingham and the North - gathers pace.
Delivering this material by rail instead of HGV is expected to save 27,903 t of CO2 or 156,408 return journeys between London and Edinburgh. The news comes two years after HS2 began delivering construction material to its other Buckinghamshire sites by rail. (ben)