Press releases

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 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 […]

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 […]

“Inspirational” Solent Stevedores wins RFG’s Business of the Year award

“Inspirational” Solent Stevedores wins RFG’s Business of the Year award

Solent Stevedores has been named Business of the Year at the annual Rail Freight Group (RFG) Awards, held on 7 September at Shendish Manor Hotel, Apsley. The RFG Awards recognise the hard work and achievements of companies, teams and individuals working right across the UK’s rail freight sector. The judges were impressed by the company’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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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