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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RFG News – September 2018 – Issue 131

The latest issue of the Rail Freight Group’s (RFG) regular newsletter RFG News has now been published. The September edition (issue 131) covers our recent RFG Awards Dinner that saw Direct Rail Services (DRS) claim the coveted Business of the Year Award 2018. It was another fantastic night and we were delighted to welcome Baroness […]

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Direct Rail Services named RFG’s business of the year 2018

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) was delighted to present Direct Rail Services (DRS) with its coveted Business of the Year Award 2018. The award was presented to managing director Debbie Francis and her team at a dinner held on 12 September at the De Vere Latimer Estate Hotel, Chesham. Each year the Business of the […]

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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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