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RFG News – December 2021 – Issue 151

Welcome to the 151st issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter. Download your copy here. It leads with our annual RFG Christmas Lunch. It was a great event and it was wonderful to see so many members coming out to support us, after so many months of disruption and possibly more on […]

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PR23 – Review of the Schedule 4 Regime response

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the PR23 Review of the Schedule 4 Regime. The Schedule 4 regime is an important part of the contractual and regulatory framework for freight operators and their customers. The regime compensates operators for losses incurred through cancelled and diverted trains and acts as […]

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Rail Freight Upgrade Will be Transformative for Northern Ports

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has welcomed news that the North Transpennine route is to be upgraded to allow containers to be moved by rail.  The plans were confirmed in the Integrated Rail Plan, published yesterday by the Department for Transport.  It states that ‘gauge clearance’, allowing shipping containers to move on rail wagons, will be […]

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‘Sustainability’ was a topical theme for our Autumn Members Meeting as it was held on 10 November, just as COP26 in Glasgow drew to a close. The speakers covered a wide range of topics related to sustainability, beginning with Liam Robinson, Transport Portfolio Holder for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. He explained that the […]

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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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Press Comment on Use of Electric Traction in Rail Freight

Rail freight is acknowledged as a low carbon transport mode, emitting 76% less carbon dioxide than road freight even with use of diesel locomotives.  Rail freight operators are committed to further decarbonisation, and measures to increase sustainability. However, the current significant increase in the wholesale cost of electricity for haulage means that some operators have […]

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RFG News – September 2021 – Issue 149

The 149th issue of RFG News is now available to download here. The September 2021 issue leads with our Annual Awards night and the announcement that Tarmac was named as the RFG’s Business of the Year award winner. The evening, which was held on 9 September at the De Vere Latimer Hotel near Chesham in […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the PR23 Review of Network Rail’s access charges. Access charges are fundamentally important to the success of rail freight, The periodic review of the structure and level of those charges is therefore important for the sector and future growth, including for freight operators, […]

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