Consultation Responses

Great Western Rail Franchise: Public Consultation

Rail Freight Group (RFG) welcomed the opportunity to respond formally to the consultation on the proposals for the next Great Western Rail Franchise(s). Recognising that the consultation is perforce focussed on passenger operations, RFG welcomes the several references to freight traffic, to the requirements of the various freight flows and to the need to accommodate […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the National Infrastructure Commission consultation Congestion, Capacity, Carbon: Priorities for National Infrastructure. RFG strongly supports the concept of the National Infrastructure Commission, to provide a holistic and long term assessment of the infrastructure needs of the country. Rail freight has a strong interest in transport infrastructure […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to submit comments on the Mayor of London’s ‘A City for All Londoners’.   It made the points that a greater use of rail freight aligns with the aims of the Mayoral strategy, particularly in respect of transport, infrastructure and the environment and that rail freight is acknowledged as […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the ORR’s consultation on draft guidance on Network Rail’s Strategic Business Plans (SBPs).     RFG supports the development of a strong NSO function at Network Rail, with appropriate regulation to support its delivery for customers.  Overall, we broadly agree with the approach outlined in the […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the National Infrastructure Commission’s Call for Evidence on the National Infrastructure Assessment.   In responding to this call for evidence we have focussed on the cross cutting and transport questions.  Other areas of infrastructure development are however relevant for the rail freight sector – for example, […]

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Rail Freight Group was pleased to respond to the ORR’s consultation on Charges and Contractual Incentives as part of Periodic Review 2018 (PR18).   Rail freight, which operates almost exclusively in the private sector, is a key part of UK freight and logistics.  Overall, rail accounts for around 12% of surface freight transport, with significantly […]

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RFG has no comment on the majority of the topics in the consultation.  However there are some areas where there are potential impacts on the freight sector, which are covered in this response.   Overall, we recognise that the final determination must be fair, proportionate and give sufficient flexibility to enable Network Rail (NR) to […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the consultation on HM Government’s Green Paper on Building Our Industrial Strategy.   The freight sector is critical in supporting industry, moving goods across the UK to consumers, delivering imported goods and providing routes to market for exports.  It therefore plays a critical role in meeting […]

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