RFG Events

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 

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 members of the rail freight community […]

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Digital Automated Coupling – will it transform wagons?

Webinar at 10am, Tuesday 8 December Across Europe, research is underway to develop digital automated couplers. These have the potential to modernise wagons and transform operations, yet equally raise challenges for the UK market. Join our webinar to discuss and debate the potential, the developments and the next steps for the UK. This webinar is […]

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Rail reform, Covid-19 and decarbonisation were themes at the 28th annual Rail Freight Group conference, this time held online on 14 October   Chris Heaton-Harris MP, the Rail Minister, said the rail freight industry needs to be congratulated on its “heroic response” to the Covid crisis as it kept medicine and foods moving around the […]

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The show must go on…line

The Rail Freight Group is delighted to welcome award-winning magician Nick Einhorn, and his new  Virtual Astonishment show, to its online awards dinner night.  The event takes place at 7pm on 10 September 2020.  Click here to register to attend. Winner of ITV1’s  Fool Us, Nick is a close-up magic legend and an old friend of the RFG. If you didn’t catch his […]

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Without wagons there is no rail freight, yet it is a part of our industry which is often overlooked.  In recent years there has been significant investment in new wagons and there is potential for more as the market grows.  Yet this success story is often hidden to policy makers and the wider industry.  At […]

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