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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 […]

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’. […]

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: […]

RFG kicks off the festive season in style with our Xmas Lunch

RFG kicks off the festive season in style with our Xmas Lunch

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday 6 December for our annual RFG Xmas Lunch. It was great to see so many of our members and their guests attend, having fun, catching up and celebrating another year of challenge and success in the rail freight sector. We were delighted to welcome […]

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