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RFG News – November 2019 – Issue 138

The November 2019 issue of RFG News has now been published. It leads with the publication of our rail freight manifesto, outlining the key priorities that must be taken into account by the new Government after the general election. Download a copy here. From page 19, our regular Westminster columnist Jonathan Roberts of JR Consulting […]

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RFG Summer Group Meeting report

RFG was delighted to welcome members to its  Summer Group Meeting 2019, held during the  Multimodal show on 18 June at the NEC Birmingham. It was well attended and we would like to thank everyone for taking the time to come along, and to Clarion Events for their ongoing support. The event began with an […]

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AGM and Autumn Group 2019 Meeting Review

This year’s RFG AGM and Autumn Meeting, held in Middlesbrough on 6 November, included a wide range of topics with local north-east issues covered in the first session and a wider view of data gathering and processing discussed in the second session. Geoff Lippitt, Group Business Development Director, PD Ports gave an overview of the […]

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RFG Sets out Election Priorities for Rail Freight

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has today set out its priorities for the new Government and called on all Party leaders to include rail freight as part of their transport commitments. With a renewed focus on UK trade, and increasing pressure to reduce carbon emissions, supporting rail freight should be a key part of future transport […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to initial consultation on the England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) outline transport strategy.  Freight transport, whether by road or by rail, takes place on a national basis, with flows of goods stretching across the country. Deliveries in one area are served by warehouses in another region and from […]

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An ambitious growth strategy for rail freight could generate between £75-90bn in environmental and economic benefits over the coming decade, according to a new report published today by Rail Freight Group.  The study, undertaken by Stephen Joseph Associates highlights how a new approach from national and local Governments, along with continued investment from the industry […]

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What level of ambition is achievable and worthwhile for rail freight?

An ambitious growth strategy for rail freight could generate between £75-90bn in environmental and economic benefits over the coming decade, according to a new report published today (23 September) by Rail Freight Group.  The study, undertaken by Stephen Joseph Associates highlights how a new approach from national and local Governments, along with continued investment from […]

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RFG Position Paper on HS2 – Submitted to the Oakervee Review of HS2 – September 2019 Rail Freight Group (RFG) has always supported the development of HS2 as a fundamental project for the UK rail network. The core rail routes linking our major cities are increasingly congested, and rail freight growth will be hampered unless new capacity […]

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PD Ports named RFG’s Business of the Year 2019

PD Ports has won the Business of the Year Award at the Rail Freight Group’s annual excellence awards, with the judges praising its outstanding commitment to its customers and to the wider local community in the North East. Network Rail won the Project of the Year category for its enhancement work on the Felixstowe to […]

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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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