Consultation Responses

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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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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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the DfT’s proposals for a 48-tonne intermodal freight trial. RFG has been aware of the proposals in this consultation for some time, and we submitted a position paper to DfT and Transport Scotland last year. Our position has not changed since that paper was […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to provide this submission to the Union Connectivity Review. Supply chains are complex and often global in reach.  All nations of the UK rely on goods imported from across the world and have businesses who export to other countries and distribute goods across the UK.  Excellent transport […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the Government’s consultation on Planning for the Future. The rail freight industry is a success story, and an essential part of UK transport and logistics.  Throughout the Covid crisis our trains have kept goods moving, to supermarkets and online retail, into industry and construction and to […]

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