‘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: Call for entries 

The prestigious RFG Awards, which recognise excellence in all aspects of rail freight, are now open for entries. 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. Winners will be presented with […]

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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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RFG elects Ken Russell as new Chair

The Board of the Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to announce that Ken Russell has been elected as its new Chair in succession to Tony Berkeley who formally retired at the Group’s AGM on 7 November. Ken is a director at Russell Logistics and has been a long-standing supporter of the RFG, both on […]

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Put freight growth at heart of Rail Review urges RFG

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has called on Government to ensure that freight growth is at the heart of its new rail review, announced today (20 September). The review, headed by independent chair Keith Williams, will consider all parts of the railway including increasing integration between track and train, regional partnerships and improving value for money […]

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