Decarbonisation and innovation at RFG Annual Scottish Conference 2021

The themes of decarbonisation and innovation were evident during this year’s RFG Scottish Conference, with all the presenters emphasizing a strong positive outlook for rail freight in the years ahead. The event was held online on 24 March. In his keynote speech, Michael Matheson, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, praised the industry’s “heroic efforts” in […]

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North West Freight challenges and potential solutions

The North West is a hugely important region for rail freight. In a recent webinar, three speakers gave us an insight into the activities and challenges of the region. Peter Walley, Strategic Rail Officer, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), discussed the authority’s Freight Routeing Study and the implications for freight growth. He explained that the […]

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The two sessions ‘dialogue with rail freight’ were organised by RSSB (Rail Safety & Standards Board) in conjunction with Rail Freight Group to help the industry look at the available research and to identify new opportunities. SESSION ONE Maggie Simpson, Director General, RFG, said ideas can come from many different places and the webinar was […]

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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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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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