Policy

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the PR23 Review of the Schedule 8 (S8) Performance Regime. Freight customers, like passengers, place a high value on the reliability of the service they receive from the railway. Delays, and in particular cancellations, have a high impact on customers’ businesses, and poor […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the invitation from the newly established Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee to contribute to its consultation on priorities for the next five years. RFG notes that in setting up the new Climate Change Department the Welsh Government has recognised the centrality of climate policies to […]

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RFG was pleased to respond to the HS1 Initial Consultation on the Structure of Charges. HS1 is an important artery for freight traffic, being the only route between mainland Europe and the UK to have the capability for high gauge traffic including use of standard European wagons. HS1 also enables freight traffic to go directly […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the round 2 consultation on the Ely area capacity enhancements programme. RFG fully supports the Ely Area Capacity Enhancements programme, which is recognised by industry and public sector stakeholders as being long overdue following previous proposals having been paused under the Hendy review. RFG recognises that […]

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Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail – A briefing for RFG Members

What is the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail? The Williams – Shapps Plan for Rail is the Government White Paper that sets out their plans for significant reform to the structure and operation of the railways.  The policies have been developed under the Williams Rail Review, which started in Autumn 2018, and also take account of […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to submit a formal response to the Welsh Government’s Consultation on new rail services aimed at creating a Swansea Bay and west Wales Metro. RFG has submitted this response in free format as it noted both the Consultation Document and the accompanying Response Form refer solely to matters relating […]

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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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