October 2021

It is good to see rail freight finally getting the recognition it deserves, according to Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport. He was speaking to delegates at the annual Rail Freight Group Conference on 6 October in London. He said the rail network is twice as reliable as the strategic road network […]

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Press Comment on Use of Electric Traction in Rail Freight

Rail freight is acknowledged as a low carbon transport mode, emitting 76% less carbon dioxide than road freight even with use of diesel locomotives.  Rail freight operators are committed to further decarbonisation, and measures to increase sustainability. However, the current significant increase in the wholesale cost of electricity for haulage means that some operators have […]

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RFG News – September 2021 – Issue 149

The 149th issue of RFG News is now available to download here. The September 2021 issue leads with our Annual Awards night and the announcement that Tarmac was named as the RFG’s Business of the Year award winner. The evening, which was held on 9 September at the De Vere Latimer Hotel near Chesham in […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the PR23 Review of Network Rail’s access charges. Access charges are fundamentally important to the success of rail freight, The periodic review of the structure and level of those charges is therefore important for the sector and future growth, including for freight operators, […]

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