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Consultation on Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail: your chance to contribute to the RFG response Latest-News

Consultation on Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail: your chance to contribute to the RFG response

Online roundtable: 8.30 – 10am, Wed 13 July All RFG members are invited to an online roundtable meeting to discuss the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail. RFG is sending in a response (deadline 4 August) and is seeking input from members who wish to contribute. We have already circulated a member’s briefing on this. The plan […]

Rail Strikes ‘As Bad As It Gets’ for Rail Freight Latest-News

Rail Strikes ‘As Bad As It Gets’ for Rail Freight

RFG today  (8 June 2022) urged Government, Network Rail and the RMT to urgently resolve their differences ahead of the planned rail strikes in June.  Yesterday, RMT announced that strikes would take place on 21, 23 and 25 June, affecting key Network Rail staff including signallers. Rail freight operators, customers and Network Rail have been […]

RMT Ballot Announcement response News

RMT Ballot Announcement response

Responding to the RMT Ballot Announcement released yesterday (24 May 2022), Maggie Simpson OBE, Director General, Rail Freight Group, said: “Any strike action risks severe disruption to the economy if key freight services cannot run. We urge Government, Network Rail and the Unions to act swiftly to find a solution to this damaging dispute. “Consumers […]

Event recording – Building Better with rail freight in the West Midlands

Event recording – Building Better with rail freight in the West Midlands

The construction industry is committed to working towards net-zero carbon emissions and using rail freight to transport materials (eg limestone, cement, sand and granite) is a vital part of that strategy. To ensure the use of rail freight services can grow in Birmingham and the West Midlands, MPA (Mineral Products Association) and RFG (Rail Freight […]

Rail Freight: Fit for the Future

Rail Freight: Fit for the Future

The Rail Freight Group has announced ‘Rail Freight: Fit for the Future’ a forward-thinking documentary series, focused on three key pillars of growth, sustainability, and innovation. It will be produced by Zinc Media Group and released in partnership with the Freight Industry Times in the Autumn. Shot throughout the UK, ‘Rail Freight: Fit for the Future’ […]