Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 20 July 2018
From Allan Danby

Representation

We do not need another rail freight terminal located so close to an existing under capacity terminal at DIRFT. We do not have the labour capacity to run the terminal. Many areas are desperate for jobs and don't have a rail freight terminal within a hundred miles, would that not be a better use of resources and help people who need work. Our road layout is struggling with the traffic that we have already and more will increase the risk of motor accidents. The department of transport is aware that by 2040 we will have SEVERE congestion between M1 junctions 15 and 17. By allowing this project to go ahead billions more will need to be spent improving the roads. The rail network cannot cope with the suggested capacities. Surely this is just spending money for the sake of it without looking at the true situation,