Approval sought for rail upgrade

PORT chiefs today made a formal application to carry out a £40 million project to dual a section of the Felixstowe-Ipswich rail line to take 500,000 lorries off the roads.

PORT chiefs today made a formal application to carry out a £40 million project to dual a section of the Felixstowe-Ipswich rail line to take 500,000 lorries off the roads.

The scheme will double the number of trains which can be handled by Britain's biggest container terminal, but will only go ahead if permission is received for its £240m expansion plans.

The redevelopment of Landguard Terminal and the Dock Basin into a deepwater berth is expected to generate a million extra lorries a year on the A14 - even with the improvements to the rail line.

See tonight's Evening Star for the full story.

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