James Falkner

RMT Ballot Announcement response News

RMT Ballot Announcement response

Responding to the RMT Ballot Announcement released yesterday (24 May 2022), Maggie Simpson OBE, Director General, Rail Freight Group, said: “Any strike action risks severe disruption to the economy if key freight services cannot run. We urge Government, Network Rail and the Unions to act swiftly to find a solution to this damaging dispute. “Consumers […]

Event recording – Building Better with rail freight in the West Midlands

Event recording – Building Better with rail freight in the West Midlands

The construction industry is committed to working towards net-zero carbon emissions and using rail freight to transport materials (eg limestone, cement, sand and granite) is a vital part of that strategy. To ensure the use of rail freight services can grow in Birmingham and the West Midlands, MPA (Mineral Products Association) and RFG (Rail Freight […]

Rail Freight: Fit for the Future

Rail Freight: Fit for the Future

The Rail Freight Group has announced ‘Rail Freight: Fit for the Future’ a forward-thinking documentary series, focused on three key pillars of growth, sustainability, and innovation. It will be produced by Zinc Media Group and released in partnership with the Freight Industry Times in the Autumn. Shot throughout the UK, ‘Rail Freight: Fit for the Future’ […]

National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) consultation response

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the National Planning Framework 4. We were pleased to see emphasis given in the NPF4 to the need to decarbonise transport and its commitments to interventions to encourage modal shift to rail freight. The framework approach to considering the regions of Scotland in […]