HC Deb 15 March 2002 vol 381 c1276W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to increase the gauge of railways to take the larger piggyback containers. [41342]

Mr. Jamieson

There are no current plans. The Strategic Rail Authority's preliminary studies suggest that the cost of enhancement of rail freight routes to permit the passage of lorry semi-trailers on flat railway wagons would not represent value for money.