July 2020

RFG Awards 2020 Shortlist announced

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) is delighted to announce the finalists for its RFG Awards 2020. Entries were received from members right across the rail freight sector including freight operators, ports, terminals, logistics companies, customers and support service providers. Judges were impressed by the consistently high quality of entries and RFG would like to thank […]

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Transpennine freight must see accelerated delivery

RFG today welcomed Government’s announcement that improved freight capacity and electrification is to be developed as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade. With a further £589m now committed to the project, an Integrated Rail Plan will consider how freight capacity can be provided as part of the core scheme.  However, with the plan not due […]

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At Budget 2020, the Government announced that it will remove the entitlement to use red diesel from April 2022, except in agriculture (as well as forestry, horticulture and pisciculture), rail and for non-commercial heating (including domestic heating). The precise definition of what constitutes a rail vehicle will be included in the legislation covering the tax […]

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Join us for our first-ever RFG Awards ‘Web-din-ar’

An awards dinner / webinar that celebrates the outstanding achievements from right across the UK’s rail freight sector. 7pm, Thursday 10 September 2020. The Rail Freight Group is delighted to announce an exciting new addition to its annual events calendar – the industry’s first-ever online awards dinner. With the ongoing restrictions placed on events due […]

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RFG was pleased to respond to the Government’s consultation on Freeports.  As an organisation, we do not hold specific views on Freeports policy overall.  However, any move to create Freeports can be supported by the use of rail freight, and our members are keen to ensure that rail freight is a fundamental consideration of any […]

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RFG News – July 2020 – Issue 142

The 142nd issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Download a copy here. The July 2020 issue leads with RFG’s launch of its new webinar programme. RFG has needed to respond quickly to the changing events landscape and adapt to continue to support the needs of its members. Our first […]

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