Press releases

Decarbonisation and freight’s heroic Covid-19 effort tops agenda at RFG Conference 2020

Decarbonisation and freight’s heroic Covid-19 effort tops agenda at RFG Conference 2020

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris MP has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment toward rail freight and outlined the crucial role it will play in helping decarbonise the UK economy. In a recorded message at the 28th Annual Rail Freight Group Conference, held online on 14 October, he laid out the Government’s vision for the future of freight […]

Franchising is Dead – Long Live Rail Freight! 

Franchising is Dead – Long Live Rail Freight! 

Rail Freight Group (RFG) have today (21 Sep 2020) called for full recognition of the rail freight sector in Government’s planned reforms for UK railways.  Department for Transport has announced fundamental changes to the structure of passenger train contracting and operations, effectively bringing rail franchising to an end.  It also signalled further changes in future […]

iPort Rail named RFG’s Business of the Year 2020

iPort Rail named RFG’s Business of the Year 2020

iPort Rail has won ‘Business of the Year’ at the Rail Freight Group’s annual excellence awards event, with judges praising its outstanding vision for the future of the rail freight sector. Nominated and chosen by the judging panel, iPort Rail had demonstrated how it achieved excellence in customer care, environmental standards and innovation. Judges said: […]

The show must go on…line

The show must go on…line

The Rail Freight Group is delighted to welcome award-winning magician Nick Einhorn, and his new  Virtual Astonishment show, to its online awards dinner night.  The event takes place at 7pm on 10 September 2020.  Click here to register to attend. Winner of ITV1’s  Fool Us, Nick is a close-up magic legend and an old friend of the RFG. If you didn’t catch his […]

RFG welcomes Scotland’s Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan

RFG welcomes Scotland’s Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan

Transport for Scotland has published its Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan. The plan focuses on decarbonising transport through modal shift to rail, and decarbonising rail traction energy through the removal of diesel passenger trains from the Scottish network by 2035. Transport for Scotland will seek to maximise all opportunities for modal shift to rail from […]