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Rail Strikes ‘As Bad As It Gets’ for Rail Freight

RFG today  (8 June 2022) urged Government, Network Rail and the RMT to urgently resolve their differences ahead of the planned rail strikes in June.  Yesterday, RMT announced that strikes would take place on 21, 23 and 25 June, affecting key Network Rail staff including signallers. Rail freight operators, customers and Network Rail have been […]

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RMT Ballot Announcement response

Responding to the RMT Ballot Announcement released yesterday (24 May 2022), Maggie Simpson OBE, Director General, Rail Freight Group, said: “Any strike action risks severe disruption to the economy if key freight services cannot run. We urge Government, Network Rail and the Unions to act swiftly to find a solution to this damaging dispute. “Consumers […]

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Event recording – Building Better with rail freight in the West Midlands

The construction industry is committed to working towards net-zero carbon emissions and using rail freight to transport materials (eg limestone, cement, sand and granite) is a vital part of that strategy. To ensure the use of rail freight services can grow in Birmingham and the West Midlands, MPA (Mineral Products Association) and RFG (Rail Freight […]

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Rail Freight: Fit for the Future

The Rail Freight Group has announced ‘Rail Freight: Fit for the Future’ a forward-thinking documentary series, focused on three key pillars of growth, sustainability, and innovation. It will be produced by Zinc Media Group and released in partnership with the Freight Industry Times in the Autumn. Shot throughout the UK, ‘Rail Freight: Fit for the Future’ […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the Strategic Transport Projects Review 2 (STPR2) as it sets out Scotland’s transport investment priorities over the next 20 years. We recognise this as a critical period that will shape the enduring capability of Scotland’s transport network as the rail freight sector strives to play its […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the National Planning Framework 4. We were pleased to see emphasis given in the NPF4 to the need to decarbonise transport and its commitments to interventions to encourage modal shift to rail freight. The framework approach to considering the regions of Scotland in […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the DfT Call for Ideas on a Low Carbon Fuels Strategy.  Rail freight is acknowledged for its superior environmental performance to road freight, emitting only one quarter of the carbon emissions of HGV. Modal shift to rail freight is vitally important to reduce the carbon footprint […]

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There are many opportunities for the rail freight sector to be involved in the new Global Centre of Rail Excellence (GCRE) being established on the Nant Helen site in South Wales, according to Chief Executive Simon Jones. He explained at the RFG webinar ‘Rail freight in Wales” that the new site, to be fully operational […]

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RFG News – March 2022 – Issue 152

The 152nd issue of RFG News is now available to download. Download your copy here. It leads with the news that DB Cargo is working with Groupe CAT to launch a new international automotive service on behalf of Toyota. We also announce the opening of our RFG Awards. These celebrate the hard work and successes of […]

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