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ref date:28 Dec 2000 (ECON)
Cargo handling for train loading in Scotland

The Scottish 'government' has pledged itself to spend 11m ($20 million) to build a new freight handling terminal at Grangemouth in Scotland to take freight from ships onto trains for distribution rather than using the roads.

At first glance this looks great but here are two major problems with the idea

[1] Grangemouth is NOT well connected to larger roads, the M90 is close but local traffic could well escalate out of control when the terminal opens.

[2] The train lines in and out of the area will BOTTLENECK services to and from Aberdeen to Edinburgh as freight trains are SLOW......

The local infrastructure needs improvement also.