James Falkner

The power of image

The power of image

There’s been something of a shift in how rail freight is presented that increasingly brings joy, interest and positive messaging to the wider world about who and what is moving around the network. At a time when some of the creative branding applied to passenger rolling stock appears to be being neutered to standard pale […]

How safe is rail freight’s data?

The rapid increase in digitalisation presents new challenges in keeping systems and data secure.  At a recent RFG webinar, three presenters discussed how their companies can help the rail industry improve security and safety of online data. Emma Taylor of Razorsecure presented the output of a DfT-funded Digital Maintenance innovation project designing a software-based secure […]

RFG NEWS – September 2022 – Issue 155

RFG NEWS – September 2022 – Issue 155

The 155th issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has been published. Download your copy here. It leads with the news that the Highland Spring rail freight terminal is now open. It’s a fantastic development that has been years in the making and a huge congratulations to everyone who helped deliver the […]

ORR PR23 Policy Framework consultation on outcomes, infrastructure performance and managing change

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on ORR Consultation on PR23 Outcomes, Infrastructure Performance and Managing Change. Overall we support the proposals in this consultation subject to the comments below. We are glad that ORR is also considering how its approach may need to change with the establishment of GBR, […]

Ambitious target needed to drive freight growth

Ambitious target needed to drive freight growth

RFG has today called for an ambitious target to be set for Great British Railways (GBR) to drive rail freight growth.  Responding to the Call for Evidence from the GBR Transition Team, RFG highlighted the potential for freight growth, and the need for GBR to work with the private sector freight operators and customers to […]

Rail Freight Growth Target: A Call for Evidence on designing and delivering rail freight growth targets

RFG was pleased to provide information to the GBRTT’s call for evidence on rail freight growth targets. There is significant potential for growing rail freight in the UK, driven by increasing customer demand. This demand is being created by a variety of factors including: Pressure to reduce carbon emissions and use more environmentally friendly modes […]