As businesses give greater consideration to their corporate social responsibility, rail can provide a significant step change in greening supply chains in addition to proving to be a safer way of transporting goods.
Facts as per the Freight on Rail website as of October 2008:-
The benefits of switching from road to rail can be expressed in monetary terms by calculating Sensitive Lorry Miles (SLM). SLM values have been calculated for key rail routes to and from the Telford International Railfreight Park and are estimated to equate to a net annual environmental benefit of £679,000. Under the Rail Environmental Benefit Procurement Scheme (REPS), the net environmental benefit is used to determine the availability of grant to support the operating costs of switching from road to rail.
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