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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the PR23 Review of the Schedule 8 (S8) Performance Regime. Freight customers, like passengers, place a high value on the reliability of the service they receive from the railway. Delays, and in particular cancellations, have a high impact on customers’ businesses, and poor […]

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Tarmac named RFG’s Business of the Year 2021

Tarmac has been named as Business of the Year at the annual Rail Freight Group Awards, which were held on 9 September at the De Vere Latimer Hotel near Chesham in Buckinghamshire. The judges admitted that Tarmac, which supplies construction materials, is not the most obvious choice to win a rail freight award as it […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the invitation from the newly established Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee to contribute to its consultation on priorities for the next five years. RFG notes that in setting up the new Climate Change Department the Welsh Government has recognised the centrality of climate policies to […]

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RFG Awards 2021 shortlist announced

The Rail Freight Group is delighted to announce the shortlisted companies for its RFG Awards 2021. Across the eight award categories, the shortlisted entrants are: 3Squared ABP Cemex DB Cargo Direct Rail Services Fishbone Solutions Forth Ports Group Frazer Nash & University of Hull Freightliner GB Railfreight (GBRf) Maritime Transport Mendip Rail Network Rail PD Ports […]

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As the e-commerce market continues to grow, so has the demand for next-day deliveries. Coinciding with an increased focus on climate change and decarbonisation of transport modes, there is a need to deliver goods in the most environmentally friendly way. Nick Delaselle and Sam Gillert from Eversholt Rail gave a presentation explaining how their company has […]

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Dan Brown, Director of Economics, Markets and Strategy, and Catherine Williams, Deputy Director of Regulatory Strategy, took part in an RFG members-only roundtable on 20 July to discuss PR (Periodic Review) 23. This Periodic Review 2023 sets the funding and outputs for the five-year period from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2029 (known as […]

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RFG was pleased to respond to the HS1 Initial Consultation on the Structure of Charges. HS1 is an important artery for freight traffic, being the only route between mainland Europe and the UK to have the capability for high gauge traffic including use of standard European wagons. HS1 also enables freight traffic to go directly […]

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RFG comment on Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan

Commenting on the publication of the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan, Maggie Simpson OBE, RFG Director General, said: “This Plan sets out a clear vision for the decarbonisation of freight transport and recognizes the vital role that rail has to play in reducing carbon emissions.  We welcome Government’s commitment to setting a target for rail freight […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the round 2 consultation on the Ely area capacity enhancements programme. RFG fully supports the Ely Area Capacity Enhancements programme, which is recognised by industry and public sector stakeholders as being long overdue following previous proposals having been paused under the Hendy review. RFG recognises that […]

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The second session in our Innovation series looked at data: do we generate useful data? Do we use it effectively? What are the successes of a data-driven approach? Mike Garratt of MDS Transmodal outlined how his consultancy has used its GB Freight Model to develop NR’s rail freight forecasts and to then use that model’s internal logic […]

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