RFG welcomes Committee report on HS2

HS2 is an important project for the UK railway, and the freight sector continues to support its development.  However, the Rail Freight Group (RFG) remains concerned that existing freight services on the West Coast Main Line may be adversely affected in future, once HS2 services leave the high-speed network and start running on the route. […]

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RFG News – May 2019 – Issue 135

Welcome to the 135th issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter.   Download your copy here.  The May 2019 issue leads on the unveiling of the new railway sidings in Buxton, which will allow longer freight trains to serve the local quarries. It is a fantastic project and everyone involved deserves a lot […]

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‘A New Status for Freight’ welcomed by Rail Freight Group

Rail Freight Group (RFG) today (17 April 2019) welcomed the National Infrastructure Commission’s Freight Study final report, which has made important recommendations on the future of freight. The Commission’s report has three main conclusions, namely that surface freight can and must be decarbonised by 2050, that there must be better land use planning for freight, […]

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Urgent action needed for rail freight in no-deal Brexit

With a no-deal Brexit increasingly likely, and no agreement reached regarding basic rail connectivity through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and EU, there is a risk of severe disruption to services. As such, the Rail Freight Group (RFG) welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for contingency measures. However, at present, the European Commission’s measures focus […]

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RFG Awards 2019: Now closed for entries

Please note that the RFG Awards 2019 is now closed for entries. A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to enter and we want to wish everyone the very best of luck. Those entrants who have been shortlisted for an award, will be advised at least one month before the date of the […]

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RFG News – February 2019 – Issue 134

Welcome to the 134th issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, and a special edition on The Williams Rail Review Click here to download your copy now The February 2019 edition leads on the creation of an exciting new tie-up Maritime Intermodal, a combined offering between DB Cargo UK and Maritime Transport. We wish […]

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RFG News – December 2018 – Issue 133

The latest issue of RFG News has now been published and is available to download below. RFG News – Issue 133 – December 2018 The December 2018 edition leads on the disappointing news that the Transpennine upgrade work will now not include provision for freight trains, pushing yet more freight onto the already busy motorway. […]

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RFG welcomes new Network Rail boss to its Christmas Lunch

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) was delighted to welcome Andrew Haines OBE, the new chief executive of Network Rail, as its guest of honour for its annual Christmas Lunch. Addressing around 800 RFG members and their guests at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on 12 December, he praised a dynamic and resilient sector and acknowledged rail […]

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RFG sets out tests for successful railway reform

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has today (22 November 2018) published a position paper ‘Rail Freight Outcomes in Rail Review’ that sets out the key freight asks of the Williams Rail Review, announced by Government last month. Rail freight delivers economic and environmental benefits worth £1.7bn to the UK each year and is forecast to grow […]

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RFG News- November 2018 – Issue 132

The latest issue of RFG News has now been published and is available to download below. RFG News – Issue 132 – November 2018 The November 2018 edition begins with the news that DB Cargo UK has opened its new £6m steel logistics hub in Wolverhampton. We held our AGM and Autumn Group Meeting on […]

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