Policy

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to initial consultation on the England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) outline transport strategy.  Freight transport, whether by road or by rail, takes place on a national basis, with flows of goods stretching across the country. Deliveries in one area are served by warehouses in another region and from […]

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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 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 the industry […]

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RFG Position Paper on HS2 – Submitted to the Oakervee Review of HS2 – September 2019 Rail Freight Group (RFG) has always supported the development of HS2 as a fundamental project for the UK rail network. The core rail routes linking our major cities are increasingly congested, and rail freight growth will be hampered unless new capacity […]

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RFG has issued updated guidance on competition law compliance which applies at all RFG events and meetings.  Please can you ensure that anyone in your organisation who participates in our events is aware of, and complies with, this guidance. Please click here to download the guidance sheet: RFG Guidance for members on competition law compliance […]

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Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee: Call for Views Pre-Budget/Financial scrutiny on roads maintenance in Scotland The Rail Freight Group (RFG) welcomes this opportunity to highlight how modal switch from road haulage to rail freight can help to reduce trunk road damage and associated maintenance costs across Scotland. RFG represents users and suppliers of rail freight throughout […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the 2nd call for evidence for the Williams Rail Review. RFG is pleased with the engagement from the Williams Review team with the rail freight sector and the focus given to date on ensuring that any proposals work for freight traffic. In particular we are pleased to […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. Rail freight is a key part of the freight and logistics network serving the Greater Manchester area. Research by the Rail Delivery Group shows that the north west region benefits by £331m per annum by goods moved on […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the call for evidence for the Williams Review. RFG has already published a position paper (attached and at http://www.rfg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rail-Review-position-paper-22-Nov-2018.pdf ) which sets out an initial framework of outcomes for rail freight in any structural change. In particular, it highlights that for any new structure to be […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) has today (22 November 2018) published a position paper ‘Rail Freight Outcomes in Rail Review’ that sets out the key freight asks of the Williams Rail Review, announced by Government last month. Rail freight delivers economic and environmental benefits worth £1.7bn to the UK each year and is forecast to grow […]

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