Event Reviews

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 […]

Event recording – Improving Mental Health in Rail Freight is now available

  RSSB’s recent cross-industry mental health survey revealed some hard hitting statistics, with anxiety amongst railway industry employees 1.5 times the national rate, and over twice the rate of PTSD. Almost 40% of all respondents for the freight sector reported a mental health issue which they felt was a direct result of work, yet the […]

Event recording – Measuring air quality at rail depots

Event recording – Measuring air quality at rail depots

The Rail Standards and Safety Board (RSSB) carried out a cross-industry study to understand the emissions of air pollutants at rail depots and their impact on the local air quality, and to develop best practice for the rail industry. The webinar (on 3 February 2022) hosted by the RSSB in conjunction with the RFG, laid […]

Event recording – Innovation Webinar III: Modelling, terminal control and driver advisory systems

Event recording – Innovation Webinar III: Modelling, terminal control and driver advisory systems

On 23 November 2021, RFG hosted its third Innovation webinar with presentations by Tracsis on how it is improving operational modelling, Fenix Rail Systems on its Tie-FenLock control solution and Ketech on how real-time data feeds are taking Driver Advisory Systems to a new level. Click below or the link here to watch the full […]

Event report – RFG AGM and Autumn Members Meeting 2021

‘Sustainability’ was a topical theme for our Autumn Members Meeting as it was held on 10 November, just as COP26 in Glasgow drew to a close. The speakers covered a wide range of topics related to sustainability, beginning with Liam Robinson, Transport Portfolio Holder for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. He explained that the […]

Event review: Introducing the Class 321 Swift Express Freight train – high speed goods transportation by rail

As the e-commerce market continues to grow, so has the demand for next-day deliveries. Coinciding with an increased focus on climate change and decarbonisation of transport modes, there is a need to deliver goods in the most environmentally friendly way. Nick Delaselle and Sam Gillert from Eversholt Rail gave a presentation explaining how their company has […]

RFG members quiz ORR over PR23

Dan Brown, Director of Economics, Markets and Strategy, and Catherine Williams, Deputy Director of Regulatory Strategy, took part in an RFG members-only roundtable on 20 July to discuss PR (Periodic Review) 23. This Periodic Review 2023 sets the funding and outputs for the five-year period from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2029 (known as […]

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