freight

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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RFG News – July 2019 – Issue 136

Welcome to the 136th issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter. Click the link to download your copy: RFG News – Issue 136 – July 2019 The July 2019 issue welcomes a host of new rail freight service announcements, showing just how retailers’ attitudes to rail are changing.  Among the fantastic new service announcements is […]

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RFG welcomes Committee report on HS2

HS2 is an important project for the UK railway, and the freight sector continues to support its development.  However, the Rail Freight Group (RFG) remains concerned that existing freight services on the West Coast Main Line may be adversely affected in future, once HS2 services leave the high-speed network and start running on the route. […]

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RFG News – May 2019 – Issue 135

Welcome to the 135th issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter.   Download your copy here.  The May 2019 issue leads on the unveiling of the new railway sidings in Buxton, which will allow longer freight trains to serve the local quarries. It is a fantastic project and everyone involved deserves a lot […]

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RFG Spring Group Meeting 2019

Tackling the future of rail freight in the UK Digital railway, ETCS, electrification and the Williams Review were the topics under discussion at the RFG Spring Group Meeting on 1 May. We were privileged to be hosted at Siemens in Chippenham, with many of the delegates also taking the opportunity to tour the facility where […]

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Annual Scottish Conference meeting report

The annual RFG Scottish Conference, held in March in North Berwick, examined rail freight developments in Scotland, including challenges and opportunities.  Our Scotland representative, David Spaven, gave an update on RFG’s activities in Scotland and emphasised the importance of land as a resource for new terminals.  He  explained how the Land Strategy sub-group has reviewed […]

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RFG Awards 2019: Now closed for entries

Please note that the RFG Awards 2019 is now closed for entries. A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to enter and we want to wish everyone the very best of luck. Those entrants who have been shortlisted for an award, will be advised at least one month before the date of the […]

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RFG News – February 2019 – Issue 134

Welcome to the 134th issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, and a special edition on The Williams Rail Review Click here to download your copy now The February 2019 edition leads on the creation of an exciting new tie-up Maritime Intermodal, a combined offering between DB Cargo UK and Maritime Transport. We wish […]

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RFG News – December 2018 – Issue 133

The latest issue of RFG News has now been published and is available to download below. RFG News – Issue 133 – December 2018 The December 2018 edition leads on the disappointing news that the Transpennine upgrade work will now not include provision for freight trains, pushing yet more freight onto the already busy motorway. […]

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