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RFG welcomes Committee report on HS2

HS2 is an important project for the UK railway, and the freight sector continues to support its development.  However, the Rail Freight Group (RFG) remains concerned that existing freight services on the West Coast Main Line may be adversely affected in future, once HS2 services leave the high-speed network and start running on the route. […]

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RFG News – May 2019 – Issue 135

Welcome to the 135th issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter.   Download your copy here.  The May 2019 issue leads on the unveiling of the new railway sidings in Buxton, which will allow longer freight trains to serve the local quarries. It is a fantastic project and everyone involved deserves a lot […]

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RFG Spring Group Meeting 2019

Tackling the future of rail freight in the UK Digital railway, ETCS, electrification and the Williams Review were the topics under discussion at the RFG Spring Group Meeting on 1 May. We were privileged to be hosted at Siemens in Chippenham, with many of the delegates also taking the opportunity to tour the facility where […]

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Annual Scottish Conference meeting report

The annual RFG Scottish Conference, held in March in North Berwick, examined rail freight developments in Scotland, including challenges and opportunities.  Our Scotland representative, David Spaven, gave an update on RFG’s activities in Scotland and emphasised the importance of land as a resource for new terminals.  He  explained how the Land Strategy sub-group has reviewed […]

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RFG Awards 2019: Now closed for entries

Please note that the RFG Awards 2019 is now closed for entries. A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to enter and we want to wish everyone the very best of luck. Those entrants who have been shortlisted for an award, will be advised at least one month before the date of the […]

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RFG News – February 2019 – Issue 134

Welcome to the 134th issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, and a special edition on The Williams Rail Review Click here to download your copy now The February 2019 edition leads on the creation of an exciting new tie-up Maritime Intermodal, a combined offering between DB Cargo UK and Maritime Transport. We wish […]

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RFG News – December 2018 – Issue 133

The latest issue of RFG News has now been published and is available to download below. RFG News – Issue 133 – December 2018 The December 2018 edition leads on the disappointing news that the Transpennine upgrade work will now not include provision for freight trains, pushing yet more freight onto the already busy motorway. […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) has today (22 November 2018) published a position paper ‘Rail Freight Outcomes in Rail Review’ that sets out the key freight asks of the Williams Rail Review, announced by Government last month. Rail freight delivers economic and environmental benefits worth £1.7bn to the UK each year and is forecast to grow […]

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RFG sets out tests for successful railway reform

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has today (22 November 2018) published a position paper ‘Rail Freight Outcomes in Rail Review’ that sets out the key freight asks of the Williams Rail Review, announced by Government last month. Rail freight delivers economic and environmental benefits worth £1.7bn to the UK each year and is forecast to grow […]

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AGM and Autumn Group Meeting: Sunderland

The RFG AGM and members meeting in Sunderland in November was a sad day for Tony Berkeley as he relinquished his role of RFG Chairman after more than 20 years. He is pleased to see the organisation in such a good state “These meetings are great for the exchange of business and ideas – and […]

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