December 2020

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the DfT’s proposals for a 48-tonne intermodal freight trial. RFG has been aware of the proposals in this consultation for some time, and we submitted a position paper to DfT and Transport Scotland last year. Our position has not changed since that paper was […]

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RFG News – December 2020 – Issue 145

The 145th issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Click here to download. In the December 2020 issue, the final newsletter of the year, we look back on some of the key successes from both within the RFG and the across the rail freight sector.  We lead with the […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to provide this submission to the Union Connectivity Review. Supply chains are complex and often global in reach.  All nations of the UK rely on goods imported from across the world and have businesses who export to other countries and distribute goods across the UK.  Excellent transport […]

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Digital Automated Coupling – will it transform wagons?

Event Review – 8 December 2020 The development of DAC (Digital Automated Coupling) in Europe is raising many questions, so RFG joined in a webinar with RWA (Rail Wagon Association) to discuss the opportunities and the challenges. Steve Taylor, General Manager, RWA, said the rail freight industry in the UK needs to recognise the urgency […]

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On track for growth:  Express freight pioneers expand 125mph same-day delivery network

By Nick Gallop, Business Development, Intercity Freight Responding to unprecedented growth, low-carbon high-speed logistics operator has announced a major expansion of its same-day 125mph delivery network. After a decade of success with time-sensitive transport of ambient and temperature-controlled traffic, and the recent achievement of ISO9001 certification, ICRF has secured agreement from UK train operating companies […]

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