Official statistics show rail freight’s resilience

Rail freight grew by 2.1% in quarter 3 of 2020-12 according to official statistics issued on 4 March by Office of Rail and Road (ORR). This was driven by a growth in construction materials moved by train, up 6.1%, intermodal, up 2.3% and steel and metals which increased by 12.3%.  This was partly offset by […]

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Budget 2021 Freeports response statement

In response to the Chancellor’s statement on Freeports, RFG Director-General Maggie Simpson OBE, said: “Rail freight plays a major role in sustainable distribution to and from ports all around the UK.  Many of the new freeports announced by Government today are already significant rail users, and this announcement paves the way for all eight locations […]

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RFG Awards 2021: Call for entries 

We are very pleased to launch the RFG Awards 2021, which recognise excellence in all aspects of rail freight. The period of eligibility covered by the awards is 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, so we anticipate that there will be many examples of outstanding efforts made by members of the rail freight community […]

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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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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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RFG Awards Night 2020 Charity Raffle Open

RFG is pleased to announce that we have once again chosen Railway Benefit Fund as the charity we are supporting at the RFG Awards. Click here to purchase tickets. There are lots of great prizes and you can buy tickets now – whether or not you are ‘attending’ our online awards. Railway Benefit Fund helps […]

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RFG Christmas Lunch 2020

RFG Christmas Lunch 2020

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  • 24  Aug - 2020

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that the Rail Freight Group Christmas Lunch 2020 will not go ahead.  The Christmas Lunch is the highlight of our events programme, and we know how much our members and guests enjoy it.  So it is not an easy decision for us to cancel this […]

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