SEStran and Forth Ports are carrying out research to determine the flow of cargo in, out and within the River Forth Region with a view to identifying what could be transferred onto more sustainable modes of transport.
Their study – The GO SEStran Forth Freight Strategy – will investigate existing freight movements along with the barriers faced by multimodel freight terminals to encouraging customers to switch to more sustainable modes of transport.
The study will also assess the feasibility of reinstating and introducing rail freight facilities where appropriate.
The GO SEStran Forth Freight Strategy is being funded by Transport Scotland through the Local Rail Development Fund.
The South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran) is the statutory regional transport partnership of eight local authorities – City of Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire, East Lothian, Falkirk, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian. It covers a region which is of significant economic value to the Scottish economy and is a major generator of freight movements.