Welcome for new rail customs proposals

Rail Freight Group has welcomed the proposal to create new Railway Customs Areas at rail freight terminals, in a move that would avoid the need for a single border checkpoint after Brexit. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) made the announcement saying the proposals come in response to growing concerns over the likely congestion and disruption […]

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RFG News – July 2018 – Issue 130

The latest issue of the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter RFG News has now been published and is available to download. The July issue (Issue 130) leads with the recent findings of a Rail Delivery Group report that found the full extent to which rail freight adds to the UK economy, valuing it at around […]

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RFG comment on ORR’s Draft Determination of Network Rail

Commenting on the Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) Draft Determination of Network Rail, Maggie Simpson, RFG’s Executive Director, said: “We are pleased that the Office of Rail and Road have listened to the significant concerns of rail freight customers and operators, and propose to limit the increase in freight charges over the next control […]

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Rail freight benefits confirmed by new report

Rail freight delivers benefits worth over £1.7bn per year to the UK economy according to a new report published today (7 June 2018) by Rail Delivery Group.  The benefits, which arise through productivity gains to freight customers and environmental gains to society, are distributed across the country with the North of England, Midlands and Scotland […]

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RFG News – May 2018 – Issue 129

The latest issue of the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter RFG News has now been published and is available to download. We lead the May 2018 issue with Peel Ports’ announcement that it has launched a new intermodal rail freight service between Liverpool and Scotland, involving a new partnership with DB Cargo. Inside you will […]

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RFG calls for certainty on future digital freight funding

Rail Freight Group (RFG) today welcomed the launch of Network Rail’s Digital Railway Strategy, which aims to ensure that all new trains and signalling are digital or digital-ready from 2019 onwards. It cautioned however that without certainty of future funding freight risks being left behind in this revolution, delaying delivery of benefits across the whole […]

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Government promises action to promote port rail links

Rail Freight Group (RFG) today (24 April 2018) welcomed the publication of Government’s ‘Transport Infrastructure for our global future- A Study of England’s Port Connectivity’.  The document, developed in close consultation with the port and freight industries, sets out  a strategy for raising the profile of ports and their inland connections, and for developing the […]

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26th Annual Rail Freight Group Conference review

There was a record turnout for the 26th Annual Rail Freight Group conference, organised by Waterfront, in April in London. Our Executive Director Maggie Simpson opened proceedings by suggesting that the changes coming over the next 12 months might be more significant that we appreciate today – with the start of CP6 (Control Period 6), […]

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