March 2018

Rail freight & the West Coast Main Line

The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the key corridors for rail freight. It is a vital corridor that provides a link between the deep-sea ports in the South and South-East and large conurbations in the West Midlands, North West and Scotland. Trains for major retailers rely on the WCML to move everyday […]

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RFG sets out freight needs for West Coast Partnership

As Government starts the competition for the new West Coast Partnership, Rail Freight Group (RFG) has today (28 March 2018) set out the key requirements for rail freight in a new position paper for stakeholders and bidders.  The West Coast Main Line is a vital route for freight, with around 90,000 freight trains running each […]

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Rail Freight Group held a Scottish breakfast meeting in March which covered a wide range of topics with a free-ranging discussion by all attendees, including RFG members and representatives from Transport Scotland, ScotRail Alliance, Transform Scotland and Caledonian Sleeper. Political environment In general, it was agreed, the policy context in Scotland is good, and that […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the Mayor of London’s Draft New London Plan. Rail freight is an important element in freight distribution in London, and has the potential to contribute more towards meeting the Mayor’s objectives for transport and the wider economy and community. Our response to the […]

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RFG News – February 2018 – Issue 128

The latest issue of Rail Freight Group’s (RFG) regular newsletter RFG News is now available to download. This issue we welcome the opening of Verdion’s iPort Rail terminal in Doncaster and are delighted to announce that the RFG Awards are now open for entries. All of the details on categories and entry criteria are inside […]

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