UK Rail Distribution Park Proposals Anounced

UK Rail Distribution Park Proposals Anounced
April 17, 2007 6:10 pm

Plans for a massive rail distribution park in Kent, UK have been announced.

Kent International Gateway said on Monday that it wants to build the 382,000 sq m park beside Junction 8 of the M20 with road to rail transfer facilities and associated business development at the site near Bearsted.
It said the scheme will take thousands of lorries off the roads and create up to 3,000 jobs. It is sending news letters to villagers in Bearsted and organising an exhibition at the Tudor Park Hotel, Ashford Road, Bearsted on Friday and Saturday.
Hugh Robertson, Conservative MP for Faversham and Mid Kent, condemned the proposals. He said: “This proposal will horrify anyone living in Bearsted, Hollingbourne, Leeds, Langley and Otham and across the wider area of east Maidstone.
“A huge industrial park is wholly inappropriate for rural mid Kent and would change forever the essential character of the area.
“If such a park would shift freight off the motorways and onto the railways, it should be situated close to a port of entry and in an area of existing industrial development.” is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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