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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Coronavirus update

Coronavirus update

  • News
  • 18  Mar - 2020

We are aware that the Covid-19 situation is highly concerning for all our members and staff. The RFG team stands ready to help support our members through this period, and we will be sending out frequent updates with relevant information as we receive it. The RFG team are working from home and can be contacted […]

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RFG Scottish Conference highlights ambition for growth

RFG’s annual Scottish Conference, held this week in Bellshill, highlighted the buoyant market for rail freight in Scotland, and the opportunities for further growth. Opening the conference, Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity at Scottish Government, said: “I cannot stress enough the opportunity for rail freight in the current environment”. Noting […]

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Government needs to kick-start a “rolling programme” of rail electrification, say business, passenger, freight, and community groups

Representative bodies covering businesses, passengers, freight, and community groups have today published an open letter to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, calling for him to kick-start an ambitious “rolling programme” of rail electrification, if the Government wants to deliver on its aim of decarbonising UK rail by 2040. The representative bodies, which represent thousands of businesses […]

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HS2 must deliver its promises on rail freight

Rail Freight Group (RFG) today (11 February 2020) strongly welcomed the Government announcement that HS2 is to be delivered in full, with work on Phases 1 and 2A given the green light to commence immediately and Phase 2B to be developed towards implementation. HS2 has the potential to deliver significant benefits for rail freight by […]

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RFG Awards 2020: Call for entries 

The 2020 RFG Awards are kindly sponsored by Burges Salmon LLP and GB Railfreight   The prestigious RFG Awards, which recognise excellence in all aspects of rail freight, are now open for entries. We would encourage all our members to use this opportunity to take the chance to acknowledge the outstanding work done by your […]

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RFG drives forward policy agenda with new appointment

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Head of Policy to help drive forward its work in supporting the development of the UK rail freight sector. Joe O’Donnell comes to the RFG at a time of intense activity and his support is going to add a huge resource to […]

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RFG welcomes Nick King to Christmas Lunch

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) was delighted to welcome Nick King, Group Director, Network Services, Network Rail, as its guest of honour for its Christmas Lunch 2019. He spoke in detail about the challenges the sector faces and said work was needed to move toward a much more integrated railway. Addressing 780 RFG members and […]

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RFG Sets out Election Priorities for Rail Freight

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has today set out its priorities for the new Government and called on all Party leaders to include rail freight as part of their transport commitments. With a renewed focus on UK trade, and increasing pressure to reduce carbon emissions, supporting rail freight should be a key part of future transport […]

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What level of ambition is achievable and worthwhile for rail freight?

An ambitious growth strategy for rail freight could generate between £75-90bn in environmental and economic benefits over the coming decade, according to a new report published today (23 September) by Rail Freight Group.  The study, undertaken by Stephen Joseph Associates highlights how a new approach from national and local Governments, along with continued investment from […]

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