Network Rail and Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen have signed off a £1m investment to fund a study which will look at ways to improve the region’s rail freight network.
The funding will go towards resolving issues between Eaglescliffe to Northallerton branch of the East Coast Main Line, where low bridges and tunnels currently restrict the size of cargo containers that can be used.
The line carries containers travelling between Felixstowe and Teesport on a daily basis, with the largest containers taking a time consuming and costly detour via Darlington. If services are to expand to meet expected demand from the port, improvements between Eaglescliffe and Northallerton will be needed
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