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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 […]

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 […]

RFG launches its 2024 Cross-Member Mentoring Programme RFG Cross-Member Mentoring Programme graphic

RFG launches its 2024 Cross-Member Mentoring Programme

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) is delighted to open its 2024 cross–member rail freight mentoring programme, helping its members develop their skills and industry knowledge. Making the announcement at RFG’s AGM and Autumn members’ meeting on 8 November, programme lead Deanne Logan from Mulberry & Mint said: “The Cross-Member Mentoring Programme gives anyone working in […]

HS2 Decision is Deeply Disappointing for Rail Freight

HS2 Decision is Deeply Disappointing for Rail Freight

Rail Freight Group today condemned Government’s decision to cancel HS2 construction north of Birmingham describing it as the worst possible outcome for rail freight. Under Government plans announced today, the new HS2 line will be truncated at Birmingham, with the route to Crewe and then Manchester cancelled.  However, HS2 trains are still expected to run […]

RFG News – September 2023 – Issue 161

RFG News – September 2023 – Issue 161

The September 2023 issue of RFG News, the Rail Freight Group’s regular newsletter, has now been published. Click here for the PDF version. This month was Awards month for RFG and we were delighted to announce Solent Stevedores as the well-deserved winners of our coveted Business of the Year Award. The Awards evening itself was […]