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Rail Freight Handbook 2020/21 now available online

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has published the latest edition of its annual Rail Freight Handbook. The 2020/21 issue contains all the most up-to-date company contacts and RFG members’ details from across the sector, including freight operating companies and support service providers. Classified sections are broken down into easy-to-navigate interests, so whether you’re looking for haulage […]

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The Rail Freight Group (RFG) was delighted to join its member Addleshaw Goddard in jointly hosting a two-part webinar covering the key issues of rail freight’s role in the future of a green economy and sustainability.   In the first session, Maggie Simpson, Director-General, RFG, and Paul Hirst from Addleshaw Goddard, were joined by Henri Murison, Director, Northern […]

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Rail freight – current learnings from coronavirus for freight and next steps

On Thursday, 25 June, RFG jointly hosted a webinar with Waterfront Conferences, exploring the lessons learned from the impact of coronavirus on rail freight. The webinar brought together expert views from across the sector, examining the way forward for the sector and discussing key issues including the securing of more freight routes. Click here to listen […]

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Rail freight’s role in greening the country

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) was delighted to join its member Addleshaw Goddard in jointly hosting a two-part webinar covering the key issues of rail freight’s role in the future of a green economy and sustainability.  In the first session, Maggie Simpson, Director-General, RFG, and Paul Hirst from Addleshaw Goddard, were joined by Henri Murison, Director, Northern […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the National Infrastructure Commission’s call for evidence on rail needs in the Midlands and the North. The NIC have previously studied the freight transport sector, and we provided input to that study. The work concluded that Government should assess the amount of rail freight it wished […]

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RFG has welcomed the opportunity to comment on ‘Decarbonising Transport Setting the Challenge’ which shapes what policies will be in the 2020 Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP). We appreciate the positive statements made about rail freight and note that this document is a start of a process. However, we are disappointed that rail freight is not […]

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RFG and Transform Scotland call for a National Low-Carbon Freight Network

Transform Scotland and Rail Freight Group (RFG) have published a joint proposal for a ‘National Low-Carbon Freight Network’ in response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the new National Planning Framework (NPF4). Joe O’Donnell, Rail Freight Group’s Head of Policy, said: “Granting our proposed National Low-Carbon Freight Network national development status is a real opportunity […]

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RFG News – May 2020 – Issue 141

The 141st issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Download a copy here. The May 2020 issue leads with the sector’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic and our recent membership survey. It revealed the challenges and cautious optimism across the sector. Covid-19 has not dampened the enthusiasm for rail […]

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RFG member survey reveals cautious optimism for post-coronavirus recovery

A survey conducted by Rail Freight Group (RFG) of its members has highlighted the challenges facing companies across the rail freight sector but also offers hope that the recovery may not be as protracted as feared. The polling, conducted over the past two weeks, reveals significant interruption to normal operations with firms highlighting reduced demand […]

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