March 2020

Wednesday 14 October 2020 Addleshaw Goddard, London Securing growth in a changing sector: the impacts of rail reform, devolution and decarbonisation.   With proposed changes to the rail sector, ensure you are up to date on what reforms would mean for the freight industry. This annual conference for the rail freight community will provide you with […]

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Rail Freight Update on Covid-19  Current Situation and Priorities

·Rail freight staff must be classed as key workers so they can continue to deliver services for the economy · Rail network operations must be prioritized for movement of key freight trains · Financial support is needed for private sector business to enable trains to keep running and increase volumes where required.   In these unprecedented times, […]

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Coronavirus update

Coronavirus update

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  • 18  Mar - 2020

We are aware that the Covid-19 situation is highly concerning for all our members and staff. The RFG team stands ready to help support our members through this period, and we will be sending out frequent updates with relevant information as we receive it. The RFG team are working from home and can be contacted […]

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RFG News – March 2020 – Issue 140

The 140th issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Download your copy here. The March 2020 issue leads with the welcome for the confirmation of HS2 go-ahead but RFG warns that the debate around capacity must not get overlooked by concerns around speed. RFG will be continuing its work […]

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With a renewed focus on UK trade, and increasing pressure to reduce carbon emissions, there has never been a better time to support rail freight. Rail freight is fundamental to our ports, moving containerised goods, bulk materials and new cars from the quayside to inland locations. We underpin the construction sector, supplying aggregates and cement […]

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RFG Scottish Conference highlights ambition for growth

RFG’s annual Scottish Conference, held this week in Bellshill, highlighted the buoyant market for rail freight in Scotland, and the opportunities for further growth. Opening the conference, Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity at Scottish Government, said: “I cannot stress enough the opportunity for rail freight in the current environment”. Noting […]

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