freight

RFG elects Neil Sime as its new Chair

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to announce that its Board has elected Neil Sime to be its new Chair for the coming year. Neil is the Managing Director of Victa Railfreight and over the past two years has served as Vice-Chair of the RFG. Neil has been a long-standing supporter of the group and […]

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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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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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RFG News – September 2020 – Issue 143

The 143rd issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Download a copy here. The September 2020 issue leads with the RFG’s announcement that iPort Rail has been named as its Business of the Year award winner 2020. As the RFG Awards go online for the first time, it was […]

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Franchising is Dead – Long Live Rail Freight! 

Rail Freight Group (RFG) have today (21 Sep 2020) called for full recognition of the rail freight sector in Government’s planned reforms for UK railways.  Department for Transport has announced fundamental changes to the structure of passenger train contracting and operations, effectively bringing rail franchising to an end.  It also signalled further changes in future […]

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RFG Awards Night 2020 Charity Raffle Open

RFG is pleased to announce that we have once again chosen Railway Benefit Fund as the charity we are supporting at the RFG Awards. Click here to purchase tickets. There are lots of great prizes and you can buy tickets now – whether or not you are ‘attending’ our online awards. Railway Benefit Fund helps […]

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