Press releases

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 […]

Ambitious target needed to drive freight growth

Ambitious target needed to drive freight growth

RFG has today called for an ambitious target to be set for Great British Railways (GBR) to drive rail freight growth.  Responding to the Call for Evidence from the GBR Transition Team, RFG highlighted the potential for freight growth, and the need for GBR to work with the private sector freight operators and customers to […]

DB Cargo UK named RFG Business of the Year DB Cargo RFG Business of the Year

DB Cargo UK named RFG Business of the Year

DB Cargo UK has been named as Business of the Year at the annual Rail Freight Group Awards, which were held on 8 September at Shendish Manor Hotel, Apsley. The judges were impressed with the company’s entries in several categories, “showing the depth and breadth of its innovation and customer service”. DB Cargo also won […]

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 […]

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’ […]

Building better with rail freight needs Government backing Building Better Midlands

Building better with rail freight needs Government backing

Greening the construction supply chain in the West Midlands using lower-carbon rail freight requires Government backing to unlock significant untapped potential. That’s according to a new report from the users and operators of rail transport who have joined forces to call on the Government for help to ensure the post-Covid recovery is more sustainable through […]