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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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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