RFG welcomes Scotland’s Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan

Transport for Scotland has published its Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan. The plan focuses on decarbonising transport through modal shift to rail, and decarbonising rail traction energy through the removal of diesel passenger trains from the Scottish network by 2035. Transport for Scotland will seek to maximise all opportunities for modal shift to rail from […]

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RFG Awards 2020 Shortlist announced

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) is delighted to announce the finalists for its RFG Awards 2020. Entries were received from members right across the rail freight sector including freight operators, ports, terminals, logistics companies, customers and support service providers. Judges were impressed by the consistently high quality of entries and RFG would like to thank […]

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Transpennine freight must see accelerated delivery

RFG today welcomed Government’s announcement that improved freight capacity and electrification is to be developed as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade. With a further £589m now committed to the project, an Integrated Rail Plan will consider how freight capacity can be provided as part of the core scheme.  However, with the plan not due […]

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Join us for our first-ever RFG Awards ‘Web-din-ar’

An awards dinner / webinar that celebrates the outstanding achievements from right across the UK’s rail freight sector. 7pm, Thursday 10 September 2020. The Rail Freight Group is delighted to announce an exciting new addition to its annual events calendar – the industry’s first-ever online awards dinner. With the ongoing restrictions placed on events due […]

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Rail Freight Handbook 2020/21 now available online

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has published the latest edition of its annual Rail Freight Handbook. An e-book digital copy is now available here. 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 […]

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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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