RFG Events

Event recording – Building Better with rail freight in the West Midlands

The construction industry is committed to working towards net-zero carbon emissions and using rail freight to transport materials (eg limestone, cement, sand and granite) is a vital part of that strategy. To ensure the use of rail freight services can grow in Birmingham and the West Midlands, MPA (Mineral Products Association) and RFG (Rail Freight […]

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It is good to see rail freight finally getting the recognition it deserves, according to Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport. He was speaking to delegates at the annual Rail Freight Group Conference on 6 October in London. He said the rail network is twice as reliable as the strategic road network […]

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Event report: Where next for Rail Reform?

The recently published Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail is the start of a journey, setting out the vision and principles for reform, Charlotte Clarke, Deputy Director, Rail Reform, Department for Transport, told attendees at a RFG webinar on 23 June. There is a lot of work to do through detailed engagement with the sector to design […]

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Event review – Do we need more rail-linked warehousing?

SRFIs (Strategic Rail Freight Interchanges) are a very significant success story, Peter Frost, managing director, Kilbride Group, told attendees at a recent RFG webinar. Co-locating warehousing with rail facilities is proving to be a good model for users, and for growing rail freight. Recent research shows that the level of demand for ‘big sheds’ (large […]

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Cybersecurity in rail freight webinar

Cybersecurity is about much more than systems – it is not just a technology problem but about taking a holistic approach and looking at all aspects of your business, especially people. This was the theme of the RFG webinar on cybersecurity, 20 April 2021. Emma Bradford, Head of Behavioural Psychology Unit at Frazer-Nash Consultancy, explained […]

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Decarbonisation and innovation at RFG Annual Scottish Conference 2021

The themes of decarbonisation and innovation were evident during this year’s RFG Scottish Conference, with all the presenters emphasizing a strong positive outlook for rail freight in the years ahead. The event was held online on 24 March. In his keynote speech, Michael Matheson, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, praised the industry’s “heroic efforts” in […]

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North West Freight challenges and potential solutions

The North West is a hugely important region for rail freight. In a recent webinar, three speakers gave us an insight into the activities and challenges of the region. Peter Walley, Strategic Rail Officer, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), discussed the authority’s Freight Routeing Study and the implications for freight growth. He explained that the […]

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RFG Awards 2021: Call for entries 

Download an entry form here.    We are very pleased to launch the RFG Awards 2021, which recognise excellence in all aspects of rail freight. The period of eligibility covered by the awards is 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, so we anticipate that there will be many examples of outstanding efforts made by […]

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