Railfreight Campaign

The proposal to build a 3.5 million sq ft rail freight interchange in the green belt outside St Albans has united local people in opposition. Despite rejection on a local and national level in 2008, it has returned and hangs over our community.
Anne has been a key part of the STRIFE team, fighting proposals to build a vast rail freight terminal on land scheduled to be converted into a country park. Her work gathering evidence and lending expertise to the group was instrumental in getting the first proposal rejected in 2008, and will hopefully be again.
Anne has spoken out at every stage of the planning process and met with rail groups, residents, Government officials and freight operators to try to prove the proposal is for the wrong location. She has kept more than 1,000 local people in touch with the campaign, and helped to coordinate protests and objections. She has spoken out against the proposal at every opportunity, raising it in Parliament, at demos and at public hearings.

Press Releases

31st March 2017

Anne Main MP calls for ‘urgent meeting’ over railfreight.

13th December 2016

Public ‘lack trust’ in Network Rail’s SRFI plans, says Anne Main MP.

1st December 2016

Anne writes to HCC about railfreight sustainable travel plan.

10th November 2016

‘Sloppy and vague’ Network Rail yet to clarify Radlett SRFI plans, says Anne Main MP.

31st October 2016

Anne Main and Oliver Dowden have written to the Radlett railfreight developer, Segro.

22nd September 2016

Anne Main writes to the Secretary of State on freight and passenger timetabling.

22nd July 2016

Anne calls for railfreight reconsideration.

15th February 2016
Anne Main calls for ‘detailed study’ into passenger impact of railfreight.
15th September 2015

‘Public expects to be listened to’ on rail freight, say Anne Main MP.

27th August 2015

‘Momentous’ rail freight decision must be made by all of Hertfordshire.

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