Rail Freight Group (RFG) has welcomed the strong commitment to rail freight in the Scottish Ministers’ High Level Output Specification published this week. In particular, the statement requires Network Rail Scotland to take all reasonable steps to facilitate growth of 7.5% in rail freight traffic carried on the Scotland route over control period 6. The […]
For the purpose of this response, we are considering the use of red diesel for rail haulage. Some RFG members may use red diesel for other purposes and may respond in their own right. Over 90% of all rail freight is hauled by diesel locomotives, with the remainder electric. Rail freight, as with rail passenger services uses […]
Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the joint DEFRA/DfT consultation on tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities. The majority of the measures in this consultation relate to road vehicles, and as such are out with the mandate of RFG. However, effective rail freight relies also on effective road freight, […]
Rail Freight Group (RFG) has set out its priorities for the new Government and called on party leaders to include rail freight as part of their transport commitments. Rail freight is a key part of UK’s freight and logistics, moving a quarter of all containerised imports from the nation’s port to consumers, delivering 40% of […]
Construction traffic moved by rail freight grew by 7% in the year to April 2017 to a record high of 4.25 billion tonne-km, according to statistics released today by Office of Rail and Road. Driven by a buoyant construction sector, growth has been supported by investment from freight customers and operators in new high volume […]
Rail Freight Group has now published the latest issue of its regular newsletter RFGN. Leading with the fantastic achievement to send an export container train from London to China and including guest articles and reports on each of the RFG’s latest events. Click here to download the April 2017 edition (Issue number 123).
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