How many types of MSRS exist?
There are two types of MSRS grant support is available namely, Intermodal ( for short-sea and domestic intermodal container system that moves by rail ) and Bulk & Waterways ( now- container freight ). MSRS ( intermodal ) is only eligible for the traffic which carries standard intermodal units on railway infrastructure ( as per railway infrastructure Regulation 2005 ) for example, container services either from port to customers or between two distribution depots. The scheme divides Great Britain into 18 zones, and maximum grant rate goes to the eligible flows related to the container movement between two specific zones. The maximum rates are based on the environmental benefits justification and the financial needs ( if the expenses of using rail service are greater than the road service ). To be specified, maximum £ 4 provided to the port flows ( units are loaded straight to rail ) and £ 31 to the domestic flows (units are delivered from a non-port location by road to a rail terminal ). The MSRS ( Bulk & waterways ) works similarly like MSRS( intermodal ) in spite of railways it also includes inland waterways into the picture.
MSRS is administered by the government bodies of respective UK regions, Scottish government ( Freight Grants Team, Transport Scotland ) is responsible for MSRS policies in Scotland. Especially, Freight Facilities Grants ( FFGs ) are only offered by the Scottish Government to offset the capital cost of providing the freight handling facilities.