The recently published Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail is the start of a journey, setting out the vision and principles for reform, Charlotte Clarke, Deputy Director, Rail Reform, Department for Transport, told attendees at a RFG webinar on 23 June. There is a lot of work to do through detailed engagement with the sector to design […]
SRFIs (Strategic Rail Freight Interchanges) are a very significant success story, Peter Frost, managing director, Kilbride Group, told attendees at a recent RFG webinar. Co-locating warehousing with rail facilities is proving to be a good model for users, and for growing rail freight. Recent research shows that the level of demand for ‘big sheds’ (large […]
Cybersecurity is about much more than systems – it is not just a technology problem but about taking a holistic approach and looking at all aspects of your business, especially people. This was the theme of the RFG webinar on cybersecurity, 20 April 2021. Emma Bradford, Head of Behavioural Psychology Unit at Frazer-Nash Consultancy, explained […]
On 14 April, RFG held its first webinar of a series tackling innovation in rail freight. It examined new ideas for cleaning engines, more efficient timetabling and just-in-time buffer refurbishing. All contributing to the decarbonisation agenda. Click here to view the webinar on the RFG’s YouTube channel.
The themes of decarbonisation and innovation were evident during this year’s RFG Scottish Conference, with all the presenters emphasizing a strong positive outlook for rail freight in the years ahead. The event was held online on 24 March. In his keynote speech, Michael Matheson, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, praised the industry’s “heroic efforts” in […]
The North West is a hugely important region for rail freight. In a recent webinar, three speakers gave us an insight into the activities and challenges of the region. Peter Walley, Strategic Rail Officer, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), discussed the authority’s Freight Routeing Study and the implications for freight growth. He explained that the […]
The two sessions ‘dialogue with rail freight’ were organised by RSSB (Rail Safety & Standards Board) in conjunction with Rail Freight Group to help the industry look at the available research and to identify new opportunities. SESSION ONE Maggie Simpson, Director General, RFG, said ideas can come from many different places and the webinar was […]
Event Review – 8 December 2020 The development of DAC (Digital Automated Coupling) in Europe is raising many questions, so RFG joined in a webinar with RWA (Rail Wagon Association) to discuss the opportunities and the challenges. Steve Taylor, General Manager, RWA, said the rail freight industry in the UK needs to recognise the urgency […]
Webinar report 18 Nov 2020 Matt Candy, CEO of Steamology Motion Ltd, is keen to engage with the rail freight industry to establish whether his innovation to run freight locos on steam – by turning water into power – is feasible. He asked attendees at RFG’s latest webinar in its decarbonisation series to help him […]
The recording of our recent event Powering Class 66 freight locomotives with zero-emission steam is now available to listen to here. The passcode is: R#n7*=4y The event took place on 18 November 2020.