Reflections on rail freight in Scotland

By David Spaven, Principal of Deltix Transport Consulting. When you’ve spent your working life in and around the rail freight industry, it can be hard to stand back and see the bigger picture. But nine months after retiring as RFG’s Scottish Rep, I thought it was time to put pen to paper, highlighting some key […]

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RFG News – December 2020 – Issue 145

The 145th issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Click here to download. In the December 2020 issue, the final newsletter of the year, we look back on some of the key successes from both within the RFG and the across the rail freight sector.  We lead with the […]

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On track for growth:  Express freight pioneers expand 125mph same-day delivery network

By Nick Gallop, Business Development, Intercity Freight Responding to unprecedented growth, low-carbon high-speed logistics operator has announced a major expansion of its same-day 125mph delivery network. After a decade of success with time-sensitive transport of ambient and temperature-controlled traffic, and the recent achievement of ISO9001 certification, ICRF has secured agreement from UK train operating companies […]

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RFG News – November 2020 – Issue 144

The 144th issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Download a copy here. In the November 2020 issue, we welcome our new Chair Neil Sime and Vice-Chair Andrew Harston, for 2020/21. We also welcome four new board members, who were voted in at our recent AGM, Liam Day, Peter […]

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RFG elects Neil Sime as its new Chair

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to announce that its Board has elected Neil Sime to be its new Chair for the coming year. Neil is the Managing Director of Victa Railfreight and over the past two years has served as Vice-Chair of the RFG. Neil has been a long-standing supporter of the group and […]

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RFG News – September 2020 – Issue 143

The 143rd issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Download a copy here. The September 2020 issue leads with the RFG’s announcement that iPort Rail has been named as its Business of the Year award winner 2020. As the RFG Awards go online for the first time, it was […]

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Franchising is Dead – Long Live Rail Freight! 

Rail Freight Group (RFG) have today (21 Sep 2020) called for full recognition of the rail freight sector in Government’s planned reforms for UK railways.  Department for Transport has announced fundamental changes to the structure of passenger train contracting and operations, effectively bringing rail franchising to an end.  It also signalled further changes in future […]

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iPort Rail named RFG’s Business of the Year 2020

iPort Rail has won ‘Business of the Year’ at the Rail Freight Group’s annual excellence awards event, with judges praising its outstanding vision for the future of the rail freight sector. Nominated and chosen by the judging panel, iPort Rail had demonstrated how it achieved excellence in customer care, environmental standards and innovation. Judges said: […]

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