Policy

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the Transport East Transport Strategy. RFG was pleased to see the emphasis given in the strategy to the key themes of Decarbonisation to Net Zero and Unlocking Global Gateways. The Strategy correctly identifies the importance to the whole UK economy of the region’s […]

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PR23 – Review of the Schedule 4 Regime response

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the PR23 Review of the Schedule 4 Regime. The Schedule 4 regime is an important part of the contractual and regulatory framework for freight operators and their customers. The regime compensates operators for losses incurred through cancelled and diverted trains and acts as […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the PR23 Review of Network Rail’s access charges. Access charges are fundamentally important to the success of rail freight, The periodic review of the structure and level of those charges is therefore important for the sector and future growth, including for freight operators, […]

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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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