David Stewart MSP

MSP welcomes Tesco freight rail announcement

20 May 2008

David Stewart, Highlands and Islands MSP who has been in discussion with Tesco over their plans to take lorries off the A9 is welcoming their announcement that they are moving their road freight onto rail.
Mr Stewart has been taking forward the views of constituents in the Inverness and Badenoch and Strathspey areas about safety dangers from slow-moving vehicles on the main road to the North.
The Highlands and Islands MSP had written to Tesco and to Northern Constabulary calling for action to encourage lorries to pull over to allow overtaking and to look at getting freight onto the railways.
“I knew Tesco was seriously looking at ways to achieve this, but I take my hat off to their technical managers, moving the freight onto rail is a fantastic move both environmentally and for other road users on the A9.
“I am absolutely delighted with this decision.
“With 20-22 lorries off the road six days a week it will have a very positive impact on the area.
“I would urge other companies to follow Tesco’s lead and look at using rail for their cargo,” said Mr. Stewart.

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Written by davidstewart

June 15, 2008 at 1:45 pm

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