June 2018

RFG has published two draft position papers on the Transpennine Upgrade. Choice of Diggle as Route for Future Freight Traffic There are several routes over the north Pennines of which that via Stalybridge and Huddersfield (‘the Diggle route’) is the one chosen by government for significant upgrade. In deciding how to route future heavy and […]

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RFG comment on ORR’s Draft Determination of Network Rail

Commenting on the Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) Draft Determination of Network Rail, Maggie Simpson, RFG’s Executive Director, said: “We are pleased that the Office of Rail and Road have listened to the significant concerns of rail freight customers and operators, and propose to limit the increase in freight charges over the next control […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to submit evidence to the ‘Transport Committee’s Inquiry into Freight and Brexit’. There can be no doubt that Brexit is a very significant event for all in the freight sector, with ongoing political uncertainty in many key policy areas.  Within our membership some companies are concerned at the potential […]

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Rail freight benefits confirmed by new report

Rail freight delivers benefits worth over £1.7bn per year to the UK economy according to a new report published today (7 June 2018) by Rail Delivery Group.  The benefits, which arise through productivity gains to freight customers and environmental gains to society, are distributed across the country with the North of England, Midlands and Scotland […]

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