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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Webinar report  18 Nov 2020  Matt Candy, CEO of Steamology Motion Ltd, is keen to engage with the rail freight industry to establish whether his innovation to run freight locos on steam – by turning water into power – is feasible. He asked attendees at RFG’s latest webinar in its decarbonisation series to help him […]

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Rail reform, Covid-19 and decarbonisation were themes at the 28th annual Rail Freight Group conference, this time held online on 14 October   Chris Heaton-Harris MP, the Rail Minister, said the rail freight industry needs to be congratulated on its “heroic response” to the Covid crisis as it kept medicine and foods moving around the […]

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08/09/2020 On 8 Sep, RFG was delighted to join James Wright, Lead Air Quality Specialist at the RSSB, for a members-only webinar on the new Air Quality Strategy Framework. The document sets the future path for rail to significantly reduce harmful pollutant emissions that could affect staff, passengers and the general public. Underpinned by a […]

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The Rail Freight Group (RFG) was delighted to join its member Addleshaw Goddard in jointly hosting a two-part webinar covering the key issues of rail freight’s role in the future of a green economy and sustainability.   In the first session, Maggie Simpson, Director-General, RFG, and Paul Hirst from Addleshaw Goddard, were joined by Henri Murison, Director, Northern […]

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RFG Summer Group Meeting report

RFG was delighted to welcome members to its  Summer Group Meeting 2019, held during the  Multimodal show on 18 June at the NEC Birmingham. It was well attended and we would like to thank everyone for taking the time to come along, and to Clarion Events for their ongoing support. The event began with an […]

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AGM and Autumn Group 2019 Meeting Review

This year’s RFG AGM and Autumn Meeting, held in Middlesbrough on 6 November, included a wide range of topics with local north-east issues covered in the first session and a wider view of data gathering and processing discussed in the second session. Geoff Lippitt, Group Business Development Director, PD Ports gave an overview of the […]

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