Policy

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to submit a formal response to the Welsh Government’s Consultation on a new transport strategy for Wales. Rail freight operates wholly in the private sector but requires appropriate infrastructure on which to operate its trains as well as sufficient network capacity and suitable terminal facilities for receiving and handling […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the DfT’s proposals for a 48-tonne intermodal freight trial. RFG has been aware of the proposals in this consultation for some time, and we submitted a position paper to DfT and Transport Scotland last year. Our position has not changed since that paper was […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to provide this submission to the Union Connectivity Review. Supply chains are complex and often global in reach.  All nations of the UK rely on goods imported from across the world and have businesses who export to other countries and distribute goods across the UK.  Excellent transport […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the Government’s consultation on Planning for the Future. The rail freight industry is a success story, and an essential part of UK transport and logistics.  Throughout the Covid crisis our trains have kept goods moving, to supermarkets and online retail, into industry and construction and to […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the UK Government consultation on the 2025 UK Border Strategy. Rail freight is an important part supply chains for imported and exported goods to and from the UK.  At least half of all rail freight is to or from a port, and direct trains through the […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the consultation on the Network Rail ITTS. Overall, we support measures to modernise the systems and processes associated with timetabling. It is clear that a modernised approach could deliver significant benefits for the industry, including better performing and productive timetables, greater efficiency and benefits in staff […]

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At Budget 2020, the Government announced that it will remove the entitlement to use red diesel from April 2022, except in agriculture (as well as forestry, horticulture and pisciculture), rail and for non-commercial heating (including domestic heating). The precise definition of what constitutes a rail vehicle will be included in the legislation covering the tax […]

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RFG was pleased to respond to the Government’s consultation on Freeports.  As an organisation, we do not hold specific views on Freeports policy overall.  However, any move to create Freeports can be supported by the use of rail freight, and our members are keen to ensure that rail freight is a fundamental consideration of any […]

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