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Marking the importance of women in rail Claire Peers, NTS.

Marking the importance of women in rail

To continue to mark the importance of International Women’s Day, RFG is celebrating women in rail with a series of guest articles from Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS) which take a closer look at those championing the role and opportunities of women in the rail freight sector. In the third of the series, Claire Peers, NTS’s […]

RFG Launches Digital, Innovation and Technology Forum RFG Digital Forum meeting 15 May 2023

RFG Launches Digital, Innovation and Technology Forum

RFG has launched its new Members Digital Innovation and Technology forum.  Around 30 people attended the inaugural meeting on 15 May 2023 held at the Factory 2050 Boardroom in Sheffield. Members heard presentations from Razor, Modux and Heidelberg Cement who shared their thoughts on digital transformation in rail freight, and how best to make progress.  […]

Event recording – Rail loading and track access charging Webinar

Event recording – Rail loading and track access charging Webinar

On 18th April 2023, RFG was delighted to hold a webinar on rail loading and track access charging. The event provided a description of how a load is transferred to the rail, and from this the development of vehicle-specific charging regimes. It also provided an overview of how a bogie transfers loading to the rail. […]

Event report: Annual Scottish Conference 2023 Annual Scottish Conference

Event report: Annual Scottish Conference 2023

The Scottish Government’s decision to set targets for rail freight growth has helped change behaviours and mindsets, says Bill Reeve, Director of Rail, Transport Scotland. He told delegates to the annual RFG Scotland Conference on 29 March 2023 that the Government and private sector working closely together was helping drive innovation and that there were […]

RFG Press Comment on Delays to HS2 Programme

RFG Press Comment on Delays to HS2 Programme

Commenting on the announcement of delays to the HS2 Programme, Maggie Simpson OBE, RFG Director General, said: “This is hugely disappointing news for rail freight.  The West Coast Main Line is the most important route for rail freight in the country and we need capacity to deliver growth.  The delay to phases 2A and 2B […]

RFG News – February 2023 – Issue 158 RFG Newsletter February 2023

RFG News – February 2023 – Issue 158

The February 2023 issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Download your copy here It leads with an update on the RFG’s new cross-member mentoring scheme. We have seen a fantastic response from across our membership to what will no doubt be a long-term and popular addition to the […]

RFG welcomes Predge to the membership

RFG welcomes Predge to the membership

RFG is delighted to welcome Predge as a new member. Predge is a digital railway technology company specializing in condition monitoring and predictive maintenance of freight wagons. By joining the RFG, Predge will be able to contribute its expertise in digital technologies to the rail freight industry and collaborate with other members to promote the […]

RFG Awards 2023

Entries for the RFG Awards 2023 have now closed. If you wish to book a table at the awards dinner on Thursday 7 September and/or donate a prize to the raffle, please contact Phillippa O’Shea, Administration Manager, at Phillippa@rfg.org.uk   Award categories   Driving Rail Freight Growth Sustainability & Safety Innovation & Talent Rail Freight […]

New Cross-Member Mentoring Scheme will help develop key rail freight skills RFG launches new mentoring programme

New Cross-Member Mentoring Scheme will help develop key rail freight skills

Rail Freight Group has today (18 Jan) launched a new Cross-Member Mentoring Scheme that aims to help develop rail freight skills across the sector, and support individuals with their own personal development. The new programme, which will run through 2023, is open to anyone working in an RFG member company.  Mentees will be matched with […]