May 2018

RFG News – May 2018 – Issue 129

The latest issue of the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter RFG News has now been published and is available to download. We lead the May 2018 issue with Peel Ports’ announcement that it has launched a new intermodal rail freight service between Liverpool and Scotland, involving a new partnership with DB Cargo. Inside you will […]

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RFG calls for certainty on future digital freight funding

Rail Freight Group (RFG) today welcomed the launch of Network Rail’s Digital Railway Strategy, which aims to ensure that all new trains and signalling are digital or digital-ready from 2019 onwards. It cautioned however that without certainty of future funding freight risks being left behind in this revolution, delaying delivery of benefits across the whole […]

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Multimodal Members meeting

The regular RFG Members Meeting held during the Multimodal exhibition (1 May 2018) focussed on two main topics: the development and upgrading of both inland and port-based rail terminals, and how new technologies can improve the efficiency, safety and environmental advantages of rail freight. The meeting, held on 1 May 2018, started with a brief […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the National Planning Policy Framework in May. Planning policy is a significant matter for the development and growth of rail freight. Although the development of the rail network itself is covered by bespoke processes such as the Transport and Works Act, rail freight […]

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