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Working with us
Using our network
Rail freight resource centre
European rail freight corridor
Acquisition of freight sites
Opening a new rail freight facility
Freight site opportunities
Guide to moving freight
Freight train performance
The starting point for your scheme is to make contact with one of our freight managers who provide support right across the whole network. Find the freight manager for your area .
The freight manager will provide outline guidance to developers in a number of areas:
It is possible that your requirements can be met via a rail freight location that is already in use, in which case the Senior Route Freight Manager can provide a contact with the existing user with whom you could negotiate access.
If your scheme develops firmly towards procuring a new or refurbished connection the Senior Route Freight Manager will help the developer to put together a formal proposal which contains:
This information will form the initial client specification for the scheme which we will assign to a project sponsor. The sponsor will progress the project, taking over as your main contact from the freight manager.
The sponsor will ensure that the necessary technical expertise is procured to develop the scheme.
Once a plan has been agreed a commercial agreement will need to be signed which will set out your requirements and timescale for construction.
Next step: Construction