I'm just looking at the current rail freight situation on MT's Rail Freight Strategy 2006.
It states that "network is capacity is currently assessed as around 16 to 18 paths per day" in reference to the Bootle - Edge Hill Line.
Does anyone know why this is, or even further, can anyone enlighten me with some useful information on the current rail freight system on Merseyside?
Even if it's just minor facts and figures, it'd be greatly appreciated.
Eg, what times do they move and why can't we look at allowing them to run for longer periods of the day?
I believe the North Mersey Branch can play a role in rail freight, but there'd have to be some sort of goods station built near Aintree Station and I'm not sure if that'd be feasible.
Anyways, interesting topic.