RMT Ballot Announcement response

Responding to the RMT Ballot Announcement released yesterday (24 May 2022), Maggie Simpson OBE, Director General, Rail Freight Group, said: “Any strike action risks severe disruption to the economy if key freight services cannot run. We urge Government, Network Rail and the Unions to act swiftly to find a solution to this damaging dispute. “Consumers […]

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RFG News – May 2022 – Issue 153

The 153rd issue of RFG News is now available to download. Download your copy here. It leads with the news that Stadler, Beacon Rail and GB Railfreight are collaborating to bring the new bi-mode Class 99 to the UK in 2025. It’s an exciting development in the ongoing efforts across the sector to decarbonise rail […]

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Event recording – Building Better with rail freight in the West Midlands

The construction industry is committed to working towards net-zero carbon emissions and using rail freight to transport materials (eg limestone, cement, sand and granite) is a vital part of that strategy. To ensure the use of rail freight services can grow in Birmingham and the West Midlands, MPA (Mineral Products Association) and RFG (Rail Freight […]

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Rail Freight: Fit for the Future

The Rail Freight Group has announced ‘Rail Freight: Fit for the Future’ a forward-thinking documentary series, focused on three key pillars of growth, sustainability, and innovation. It will be produced by Zinc Media Group and released in partnership with the Freight Industry Times in the Autumn. Shot throughout the UK, ‘Rail Freight: Fit for the Future’ […]

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RFG News – March 2022 – Issue 152

The 152nd issue of RFG News is now available to download. Download your copy here. It leads with the news that DB Cargo is working with Groupe CAT to launch a new international automotive service on behalf of Toyota. We also announce the opening of our RFG Awards. These celebrate the hard work and successes of […]

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RFG Awards 2022: Call for entries

We are very pleased to launch the RFG Awards 2022, which recognise excellence in all aspects of rail freight. 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. Download an entry form […]

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Building better with rail freight needs Government backing

Greening the construction supply chain in the West Midlands using lower-carbon rail freight requires Government backing to unlock significant untapped potential. That’s according to a new report from the users and operators of rail transport who have joined forces to call on the Government for help to ensure the post-Covid recovery is more sustainable through […]

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How is the mental health of rail employees?

By Phil Hibberd, RSSB Engagement Manager for Freight. In 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, we ran a survey on the mental wellbeing of rail employees. Nearly 4,000 people responded, and the results have identified key activities which will improve mental health across the industry. The aim of the survey was to examine the prevalence of […]

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RFG News – December 2021 – Issue 151

Welcome to the 151st issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter. Download your copy here. It leads with our annual RFG Christmas Lunch. It was a great event and it was wonderful to see so many members coming out to support us, after so many months of disruption and possibly more on […]

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