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Delivered by Rail Freight

Delivered by Rail Freight

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) has unveiled its ‘Delivered by Rail Freight’ manifesto, a new cross-industry campaign emphasising rail’s critical role in transporting essential goods throughout Great Britain. DOWNLOAD THE MANIFESTO AS A PDF VIEW THE MANIFESTO AS AN E-BOOK The manifesto underscores the mutual commitment of the government and all the key rail freight […]

Rail Freight Handbook 2024/25 now available online RFG Handbook 2024

Rail Freight Handbook 2024/25 now available online

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has published the latest edition of its annual Rail Freight Handbook. An e-book digital copy is available here. The 2024/25 issue contains up-to-date company contacts and RFG members’ details from across the sector, including freight operating companies and support service providers. Classified sections are broken down into easy-to-navigate interests, so whether […]

Impact Report highlights importance of the Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) Impact report cover

Impact Report highlights importance of the Railway Benefit Fund (RBF)

“The railway family needs us more than ever” is the key take away from the RBFs Impact report for 2023. Demand for Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) services has nearly tripled in the past five years. More than 500 applications were received in 2023 resulting in more than 1,000 railway people receiving direct financial support and […]

RFG News – April 2024 – Issue 165

RFG News – April 2024 – Issue 165

The April/May 2024 issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Download your copy here In this issue, we lead with the news that Russell Group has acquired Freightliner’s Coatbridge terminal and at the same time created a new trading entity, Russell RailRoad Limited. The first loco fitted for […]

RFG Press Comment on Labour Party’s Plan to Fix Britain’s Railway

RFG Press Comment on Labour Party’s Plan to Fix Britain’s Railway

RFG welcomed the Labour Party’s commitment to rail freight growth set out in its document ‘Getting Britain Moving: Labour’s Plan to Fix Britain’s Railways’ published today (25 April 2024). Maggie Simpson, RFG Director General, said: “We are pleased that the Labour Party has highlighted the huge economic potential of rail freight and is committed to […]

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 […]

Trouble behind?

Trouble behind?

By Ralph Goldney New advances in wagon monitoring will improve safety and operational efficiency. Recently, a series of derailments have been attributed to wagon faults occurring while in transit. In response to this, a new innovative range of ‘intelligent wagons’ have been developed that enable wagons to self-monitor and report in real time, enabling the […]

Atmo Technology wins SBRI: FOAK 2023 competition with innovative Smart Depot solution

Atmo Technology wins SBRI: FOAK 2023 competition with innovative Smart Depot solution

Atmo Technology Ltd, a leading software and data company specialising in solutions for the rail industry, is pleased to announce its recent success in winning the prestigious SBRI: FOAK 2023 (Small Business Research Initiative: First of a Kind 2023) competition for “Reliable and Maintainable Assets in Rail Demonstrations”. The competition is funded by Innovate UK […]

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’. […]