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Event report: Annual Scottish Conference 2024

Event report: Annual Scottish Conference 2024

The RFG’s Annual Scottish Conference was held on 6 March 2024 at Leapark Hotel, 130 Bo’ness Road, Grangemouth, FK3 9BX. The event is always a high spot of our event calendar, and this year was no exception.  Scotland is incredibly important for rail freight, with huge potential for growth so the conference is a great […]

RFG News – February 2024 – Issue 164

RFG News – February 2024 – Issue 164

The February 2024 issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Download your copy here In our first edition of 2024, we lead with GB Railfreight’s new London – iPort Doncaster intermodal service. It’s always exciting for the sector when new operations start, encouraging modal switch and new customers […]

RFG comment on Government Draft Rail Reform Bill

RFG comment on Government Draft Rail Reform Bill

Commenting on the Draft Rail Reform Bill published today (20 February 2024), RFG Director General, Maggie Simpson OBE, said: “We are pleased that Government has listened to the concerns of the rail freight sector, and has set out how the new body will be required to ‘make provisions for the carriage of goods by rail’. […]

The 2024 RFG Awards are now open for entry Square Awards graphic.

The 2024 RFG Awards are now open for entry

Have you completed a major project in the last 12 months or launched new products or services that have benefitted the rail freight industry? Do you have colleagues you would like to see recognised for their outstanding work or have you made improvements that helped you win new customers or increase productivity? Well, now is […]

Meet Manchester’s material needs by rail – new report Building better with rail freight in Greater Manchester

Meet Manchester’s material needs by rail – new report

A new report setting out the economic and environmental case for more rail freight into Greater Manchester has been published by the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and the Rail Freight Group (RFG). Published this week (1 January 2024), ‘Building Better with Rail Freight in Greater Manchester’ highlights the benefits of rail freight over road haulage […]

RFG welcomes publication of Rail Freight Growth Target

RFG welcomes publication of Rail Freight Growth Target

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has today (20 December 2023) welcomed the Secretary of State’s pledge to grow rail freight by at least 75% by 2050, boosting economic growth and leading to significant environmental benefits by taking lorries off the roads, cutting emissions and congestion in the process. In a statement, Transport Secretary Mark Harper said: […]

Event report: Improving maximum payloads through better calculations

Event report: Improving maximum payloads through better calculations

On 12 December 2023, Aaron Barrett, Lead Research Analyst, Rail Standards and Safety Board (RSSB), and Ralph Goldney, Railfreight Consulting, explained the science behind limits on train payload, and how these are being improved. The maximum train payload for each class of locomotive on each section of track is contained in the Network Rail’s Freight […]

RFG News – November 2023 – Issue 162

RFG News – November 2023 – Issue 162

The November 2023 issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Download your copy here. Inside, we welcome our three new Board members Sabrina Meksaoui, Alex Kirk and Lee Armstrong. We would also like to sincerely thank our outgoing Board members Mike Garratt, Liam Day and Andrew Harston. In […]

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