February 2018

Great Western Rail Franchise: Public Consultation

Rail Freight Group (RFG) welcomed the opportunity to respond formally to the consultation on the proposals for the next Great Western Rail Franchise(s). Recognising that the consultation is perforce focussed on passenger operations, RFG welcomes the several references to freight traffic, to the requirements of the various freight flows and to the need to accommodate […]

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RFG press comment: Future of diesel

Commenting on today’s Government plans to replace all diesel trains by 2040, Maggie Simpson, RFG Executive Director, said: “Rail freight is acknowledged for its superior environmental performance and the Rail Minister is right to challenge the industry on how that can be further improved. Yet whilst battery and hydrogen may show promise for lightweight passenger […]

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RFG Awards 2018: Call for entries

The prestigious RFG Awards, which recognise excellence in all aspects of rail freight, are now open for entries. We would encourage all our members to use this opportunity to take the chance to acknowledge the outstanding work done by your teams up and down the country, each and every day. Winners will be presented with […]

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