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Franchising is Dead – Long Live Rail Freight! 

Rail Freight Group (RFG) have today (21 Sep 2020) called for full recognition of the rail freight sector in Government’s planned reforms for UK railways.  Department for Transport has announced fundamental changes to the structure of passenger train contracting and operations, effectively bringing rail franchising to an end.  It also signalled further changes in future […]

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RFG Awards Night 2020 Charity Raffle Open

RFG is pleased to announce that we have once again chosen Railway Benefit Fund as the charity we are supporting at the RFG Awards. Click here to purchase tickets. There are lots of great prizes and you can buy tickets now – whether or not you are ‘attending’ our online awards. Railway Benefit Fund helps […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the UK Government consultation on the 2025 UK Border Strategy. Rail freight is an important part supply chains for imported and exported goods to and from the UK.  At least half of all rail freight is to or from a port, and direct trains through the […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the consultation on the Network Rail ITTS. Overall, we support measures to modernise the systems and processes associated with timetabling. It is clear that a modernised approach could deliver significant benefits for the industry, including better performing and productive timetables, greater efficiency and benefits in staff […]

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RFG Christmas Lunch 2020

RFG Christmas Lunch 2020

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  • 24  Aug - 2020

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that the Rail Freight Group Christmas Lunch 2020 will not go ahead.  The Christmas Lunch is the highlight of our events programme, and we know how much our members and guests enjoy it.  So it is not an easy decision for us to cancel this […]

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The show must go on…line

The Rail Freight Group is delighted to welcome award-winning magician Nick Einhorn, and his new  Virtual Astonishment show, to its online awards dinner night.  The event takes place at 7pm on 10 September 2020.  Click here to register to attend. Winner of ITV1’s  Fool Us, Nick is a close-up magic legend and an old friend of the RFG. If you didn’t catch his […]

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RFG welcomes Scotland’s Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan

Transport for Scotland has published its Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan. The plan focuses on decarbonising transport through modal shift to rail, and decarbonising rail traction energy through the removal of diesel passenger trains from the Scottish network by 2035. Transport for Scotland will seek to maximise all opportunities for modal shift to rail from […]

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RFG Awards 2020 Shortlist announced

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) is delighted to announce the finalists for its RFG Awards 2020. Entries were received from members right across the rail freight sector including freight operators, ports, terminals, logistics companies, customers and support service providers. Judges were impressed by the consistently high quality of entries and RFG would like to thank […]

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Transpennine freight must see accelerated delivery

RFG today welcomed Government’s announcement that improved freight capacity and electrification is to be developed as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade. With a further £589m now committed to the project, an Integrated Rail Plan will consider how freight capacity can be provided as part of the core scheme.  However, with the plan not due […]

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