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Rail Freight Group (RFG) has today (22 November 2018) published a position paper ‘Rail Freight Outcomes in Rail Review’ that sets out the key freight asks of the Williams Rail Review, announced by Government last month. Rail freight delivers economic and environmental benefits worth £1.7bn to the UK each year and is forecast to grow […]

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RFG sets out tests for successful railway reform

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has today (22 November 2018) published a position paper ‘Rail Freight Outcomes in Rail Review’ that sets out the key freight asks of the Williams Rail Review, announced by Government last month. Rail freight delivers economic and environmental benefits worth £1.7bn to the UK each year and is forecast to grow […]

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AGM and Autumn Group Meeting: Sunderland

The RFG AGM and members meeting in Sunderland in November was a sad day for Tony Berkeley as he relinquished his role of RFG Chairman after more than 20 years. He is pleased to see the organisation in such a good state “These meetings are great for the exchange of business and ideas – and […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) has welcomed the opportunity to respond formally to the consultation regarding the Executive’s proposed 30-year Rail Investment Strategy. Recognising that the Strategy is predominantly focussed on passenger travel, (as evidenced by its title), RFG nevertheless welcomes the many positive references to freight traffic, and to the need to accommodate the growth […]

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RFG elects Ken Russell as new Chair

The Board of the Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to announce that Ken Russell has been elected as its new Chair in succession to Tony Berkeley who formally retired at the Group’s AGM on 7 November. Ken is a director at Russell Logistics and has been a long-standing supporter of the RFG, both on […]

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Put freight growth at heart of Rail Review urges RFG

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has called on Government to ensure that freight growth is at the heart of its new rail review, announced today (20 September). The review, headed by independent chair Keith Williams, will consider all parts of the railway including increasing integration between track and train, regional partnerships and improving value for money […]

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RFG News – September 2018 – Issue 131

The latest issue of the Rail Freight Group’s (RFG) regular newsletter RFG News has now been published. The September edition (issue 131) covers our recent RFG Awards Dinner that saw Direct Rail Services (DRS) claim the coveted Business of the Year Award 2018. It was another fantastic night and we were delighted to welcome Baroness […]

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Direct Rail Services named RFG’s business of the year 2018

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) was delighted to present Direct Rail Services (DRS) with its coveted Business of the Year Award 2018. The award was presented to managing director Debbie Francis and her team at a dinner held on 12 September at the De Vere Latimer Estate Hotel, Chesham. Each year the Business of the […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the consultations listed below as part of the draft determination for CP6. Variable Usage Charge Consultation FNPO and System Operator Draft Settlement Documents Draft Determination – England and Wales Summary Draft Determination – Scotland Summary Enhancements in Control Period 6 Review of Network Rail’s Licence This […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the Cross Country Passenger Rail Franchise. We recognise that DfT has made good progress in recent consultations to ensure that the needs of rail freight are more fully included in the planning of new franchise specifications. This is welcome, and our members are […]

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