Policy

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the National Infrastructure Commission’s call for evidence on rail needs in the Midlands and the North. The NIC have previously studied the freight transport sector, and we provided input to that study. The work concluded that Government should assess the amount of rail freight it wished […]

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RFG has welcomed the opportunity to comment on ‘Decarbonising Transport Setting the Challenge’ which shapes what policies will be in the 2020 Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP). We appreciate the positive statements made about rail freight and note that this document is a start of a process. However, we are disappointed that rail freight is not […]

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With a renewed focus on UK trade, and increasing pressure to reduce carbon emissions, there has never been a better time to support rail freight. Rail freight is fundamental to our ports, moving containerised goods, bulk materials and new cars from the quayside to inland locations. We underpin the construction sector, supplying aggregates and cement […]

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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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