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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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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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