Rail Freight Handbook 2020/21 now available online

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has published the latest edition of its annual Rail Freight Handbook. The 2020/21 issue contains all the most up-to-date company contacts and RFG members’ details from across the sector, including freight operating companies and support service providers. Classified sections are broken down into easy-to-navigate interests, so whether you’re looking for haulage […]

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Rail freight – current learnings from coronavirus for freight and next steps

On Thursday, 25 June, RFG jointly hosted a webinar with Waterfront Conferences, exploring the lessons learned from the impact of coronavirus on rail freight. The webinar brought together expert views from across the sector, examining the way forward for the sector and discussing key issues including the securing of more freight routes. Click here to listen […]

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Rail freight’s role in greening the country

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) was delighted to join its member Addleshaw Goddard in jointly hosting a two-part webinar covering the key issues of rail freight’s role in the future of a green economy and sustainability.  In the first session, Maggie Simpson, Director-General, RFG, and Paul Hirst from Addleshaw Goddard, were joined by Henri Murison, Director, Northern […]

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RFG and Transform Scotland call for a National Low-Carbon Freight Network

Transform Scotland and Rail Freight Group (RFG) have published a joint proposal for a ‘National Low-Carbon Freight Network’ in response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the new National Planning Framework (NPF4). Joe O’Donnell, Rail Freight Group’s Head of Policy, said: “Granting our proposed National Low-Carbon Freight Network national development status is a real opportunity […]

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Rail freight steps up to deliver for nation

By launching dedicated services to transport critical supplies, running faster trains and increasing cargo capacity, rail is playing a crucial role in keeping goods moving throughout the Covid-19 outbreak, according to FTA and the Rail Freight Group (RFG). The two leading business groups are praising the role of rail in supporting the public, logistics industry and wider […]

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RFG News – May 2020 – Issue 141

The 141st issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Download a copy here. The May 2020 issue leads with the sector’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic and our recent membership survey. It revealed the challenges and cautious optimism across the sector. Covid-19 has not dampened the enthusiasm for rail […]

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RFG member survey reveals cautious optimism for post-coronavirus recovery

A survey conducted by Rail Freight Group (RFG) of its members has highlighted the challenges facing companies across the rail freight sector but also offers hope that the recovery may not be as protracted as feared. The polling, conducted over the past two weeks, reveals significant interruption to normal operations with firms highlighting reduced demand […]

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HS2 Notice to Proceed

HS2 Notice to Proceed

  • News
  • 15  Apr - 2020

Commenting on today’s (15 April) announcement that Department for Transport (DfT) has given approval for HS2 Ltd to issue Notice to Proceed, Maggie Simpson, RFG Director-General said: “We are delighted that Government has finally given the go-ahead to start the construction of HS2.  This decision is welcome news for many of our member businesses who […]

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Rail Freight Update on Covid-19  Current Situation and Priorities

·Rail freight staff must be classed as key workers so they can continue to deliver services for the economy · Rail network operations must be prioritized for movement of key freight trains · Financial support is needed for private sector business to enable trains to keep running and increase volumes where required.   In these unprecedented times, […]

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