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Jonathan Bullock MEP - It appears it is not all doom and gloom then?

Delivered by Jonathan Bullock on 7 February 2019

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You would think by reading some of the negativity and doom and gloom around Brexit that the country will grind to a halt after March 29.


These scaremongering and 'Project Fear' predictions are now getting hysterical.


But clearly some people do expect our transport distribution networks to survive leaving the EU, and don't think we will have all starved to death within weeks!


Recent reports have shown a rail freight interchange to rival the Daventry, (DIRFT), hub in Northamptonshire is to open this year near East Midlands Airport.


Meanwhile, Maritime, the privately-owned freight company, has signed a deal with the property developer Segro's East Midlands Gateway project to create a 22-acre rail terminal handling up to 16 freight trains a day - just off the Midland Main Line, the Derby to Birmingham main line and the Stoke-on-Trent to Crewe line.


The terminal is almost equal in distance between the major regional centres of Derby, Nottingham and Leicester.
I have also read about the development of SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway, which will include a rail freight terminal, capable of handling up to sixteen 775m freight trains per day, container storage and HGV parking and connecting directly to the Castle Donington freight line.


There is also a comprehensive package of highways works and improvements at Junctions 24 and 24A of the M1 and Highways England has also started work on a smart motorway scheme between Junctions 23A and 25.


It appears it is not all doom and gloom then?

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