February 2022

RFG Awards 2022: Call for entries

We are very pleased to launch the RFG Awards 2022, which recognise excellence in all aspects of rail freight. We would encourage all our members to use this opportunity to take the chance to acknowledge the outstanding work done by your teams up and down the country, each and every day. Download an entry form […]

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Building better with rail freight needs Government backing

Greening the construction supply chain in the West Midlands using lower-carbon rail freight requires Government backing to unlock significant untapped potential. That’s according to a new report from the users and operators of rail transport who have joined forces to call on the Government for help to ensure the post-Covid recovery is more sustainable through […]

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Event recording – Measuring air quality at rail depots

The Rail Standards and Safety Board (RSSB) carried out a cross-industry study to understand the emissions of air pollutants at rail depots and their impact on the local air quality, and to develop best practice for the rail industry. The webinar (on 3 February 2022) hosted by the RSSB in conjunction with the RFG, laid […]

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How is the mental health of rail employees?

By Phil Hibberd, RSSB Engagement Manager for Freight. In 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, we ran a survey on the mental wellbeing of rail employees. Nearly 4,000 people responded, and the results have identified key activities which will improve mental health across the industry. The aim of the survey was to examine the prevalence of […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the Second National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) Baseline Report. Effective freight transport relies on high-quality infrastructure, be that the road or rail network, the availability of fuel or digital connectivity. The NIC’s assessment of infrastructure needs is therefore vital in setting the framework for investment to ensure […]

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