ORR

RFG comment on ORR’s Draft Determination of Network Rail

Commenting on the Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) Draft Determination of Network Rail, Maggie Simpson, RFG’s Executive Director, said: “We are pleased that the Office of Rail and Road have listened to the significant concerns of rail freight customers and operators, and propose to limit the increase in freight charges over the next control […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the ORR’s consultation on draft guidance on Network Rail’s Strategic Business Plans (SBPs).     RFG supports the development of a strong NSO function at Network Rail, with appropriate regulation to support its delivery for customers.  Overall, we broadly agree with the approach outlined in the […]

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Rail Freight Group was pleased to respond to the ORR’s consultation on Charges and Contractual Incentives as part of Periodic Review 2018 (PR18).   Rail freight, which operates almost exclusively in the private sector, is a key part of UK freight and logistics.  Overall, rail accounts for around 12% of surface freight transport, with significantly […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the ORR’s consultations on the overall framework for regulating Network Rail, and on route requirements and scorecards. We have responded to these three documents together given their overlaps. No part of this response is confidential.   Overall, we support the broad framework that ORR is proposing […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the ORR’s consultation on improving Network Rail’s renewals efficiency.    RFG recognises the imperative to ensure that an affordable and sustainable funding settlement is provided for CP6, which allows the railway to continue to thrive at an acceptable level of funding.  Ensuring that renewals are undertaken […]

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RFG Newsletter – June 2017 – Issue 124

The latest edition of RFG’s regular newsletter RFG News is now available to download. Issue 124 leads on the Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) new figures, showing that despite the decline in coal volumes, the rail freight sector has seen strong growth in construction and intermodal traffic.    In this issue we have included […]

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