transpennine

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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RFG has published two draft position papers on the Transpennine Upgrade. Choice of Diggle as Route for Future Freight Traffic There are several routes over the north Pennines of which that via Stalybridge and Huddersfield (‘the Diggle route’) is the one chosen by government for significant upgrade. In deciding how to route future heavy and […]

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RFG welcomes new Strategic Transport Plan for the North

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) has welcomed Transport for the North’s draft Strategic Transport Plan, which sets out a blueprint for developing the rail network across the region for passengers and freight. Commenting, Maggie Simpson RFG Executive Director said: “Transport for the North have recognised that businesses in the north of England want to use […]

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