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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to submit a formal response to the Welsh Government’s Consultation on a new transport strategy for Wales. Rail freight operates wholly in the private sector but requires appropriate infrastructure on which to operate its trains as well as sufficient network capacity and suitable terminal facilities for receiving and handling […]

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Reflections on rail freight in Scotland

By David Spaven, Principal of Deltix Transport Consulting. When you’ve spent your working life in and around the rail freight industry, it can be hard to stand back and see the bigger picture. But nine months after retiring as RFG’s Scottish Rep, I thought it was time to put pen to paper, highlighting some key […]

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RFG News – December 2020 – Issue 145

The 145th issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Click here to download. In the December 2020 issue, the final newsletter of the year, we look back on some of the key successes from both within the RFG and the across the rail freight sector.  We lead with the […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to provide this submission to the Union Connectivity Review. Supply chains are complex and often global in reach.  All nations of the UK rely on goods imported from across the world and have businesses who export to other countries and distribute goods across the UK.  Excellent transport […]

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Digital Automated Coupling – will it transform wagons?

Event Review – 8 December 2020 The development of DAC (Digital Automated Coupling) in Europe is raising many questions, so RFG joined in a webinar with RWA (Rail Wagon Association) to discuss the opportunities and the challenges. Steve Taylor, General Manager, RWA, said the rail freight industry in the UK needs to recognise the urgency […]

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On track for growth:  Express freight pioneers expand 125mph same-day delivery network

By Nick Gallop, Business Development, Intercity Freight Responding to unprecedented growth, low-carbon high-speed logistics operator has announced a major expansion of its same-day 125mph delivery network. After a decade of success with time-sensitive transport of ambient and temperature-controlled traffic, and the recent achievement of ISO9001 certification, ICRF has secured agreement from UK train operating companies […]

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RFG News – November 2020 – Issue 144

The 144th issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Download a copy here. In the November 2020 issue, we welcome our new Chair Neil Sime and Vice-Chair Andrew Harston, for 2020/21. We also welcome four new board members, who were voted in at our recent AGM, Liam Day, Peter […]

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Webinar report  18 Nov 2020  Matt Candy, CEO of Steamology Motion Ltd, is keen to engage with the rail freight industry to establish whether his innovation to run freight locos on steam – by turning water into power – is feasible. He asked attendees at RFG’s latest webinar in its decarbonisation series to help him […]

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