Modal Shift

Our Offering

Bailey Rail & Logistics can assist you in exploring the most suitable modal shift solution to suit your needs.

We have developed a package to give the best insight into the cost of making the change, the effects this could have on your people, the environment and your assets, along with a detailed feasibility study which focuses on other modes of transport and whether the alternative is viable for your business.

This package would include two consultations with one of our experts, a report of recommendations, a costing overview for both making the shift, and covering ongoing costs, a feasibility study and access to contacts within the industry to enable your business to make the change. 

Get in touch to find out more information or to get a tailored quote.

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The data used in calculating rail freight CO2 emissions is based on publicly available data published by the ORR in August 2022.  This indicates that an average freight train per net tonne per KM emits 26.5g CO2, this data is from 2020 – 2021. Freight data has been normalised to show Co2 emission per net tonne Km freight moved. More information can be found at

The calculations used for this formula is based on publicly available data published by road the European Federation for Transport and Environment AISBL in October 2021. This indicates that an average longhaul truck emits 65.2g per tonne per Km (baed on a 9LH sleeper cab) this can vary dramatically dependent on urban delivery, regional, long haul, payload and age of truck.

All other facts noted on this page have been taken from this data was first published in 2020 but has been recently updated in August 2023.

Average train tonnages have been calculated as per the following Aggregates 2000t, Intermodal 1800t, Scrap 1800t, Finished Vehicles 1400t, Light Freight (Parcels & consumer goods) 1300t


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Creating a sustainable environment and looking after the people within it are at the heart of our values. To expand on our Rail and Logistic consultancy services, and to further cement our core values,  Bailey Rail are delighted to have entered commercial partnership agreements with Air Quality Monitoring experts One Sky and Renewable Energy experts Furlong Energy.