Consultation Responses

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the Strategic Transport Projects Review 2 (STPR2) as it sets out Scotland’s transport investment priorities over the next 20 years. We recognise this as a critical period that will shape the enduring capability of Scotland’s transport network as the rail freight sector strives to play its […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the National Planning Framework 4. We were pleased to see emphasis given in the NPF4 to the need to decarbonise transport and its commitments to interventions to encourage modal shift to rail freight. The framework approach to considering the regions of Scotland in […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the DfT Call for Ideas on a Low Carbon Fuels Strategy.  Rail freight is acknowledged for its superior environmental performance to road freight, emitting only one quarter of the carbon emissions of HGV. Modal shift to rail freight is vitally important to reduce the carbon footprint […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the Second National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) Baseline Report. Effective freight transport relies on high-quality infrastructure, be that the road or rail network, the availability of fuel or digital connectivity. The NIC’s assessment of infrastructure needs is therefore vital in setting the framework for investment to ensure […]

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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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