The rail freight of aggregates, cement and other mineral products is a national sustainability success story. Over the last five years the rail freight tonnage of these materials has increased by 21% and is now the largest user of the rail freight network in terms of tonnes carried. This ensures that construction demands are met […]
Policy Papers & Reports
Elected officials, national and local government and planners can ensure that the post-Covid recovery is greener, more sustainable and highly efficient by supporting the growth of rail freight in the construction industry. Rail freight produces 76% less CO2 than the equivalent road journey. One jumbo aggregates train can carry 3,600 tonnes – equivalent to 125 […]
Most of the UK’s deep-sea trade with the rest of the world passes through ports in the East of England and greater use of rail will be essential for a successful economy as well as for meeting our legally binding climate change targets following COP26.
What is the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail? The Williams – Shapps Plan for Rail is the Government White Paper that sets out their plans for significant reform to the structure and operation of the railways. The policies have been developed under the Williams Rail Review, which started in Autumn 2018, and also take account of […]
Why the UK needs more Intermodal Rail Freight
With a renewed focus on UK trade, and increasing pressure to reduce carbon emissions, there has never been a better time to support rail freight. Rail freight is fundamental to our ports, moving containerised goods, bulk materials and new cars from the quayside to inland locations. We underpin the construction sector, supplying aggregates and cement […]
An ambitious growth strategy for rail freight could generate between £75-90bn in environmental and economic benefits over the coming decade, according to a new report published today by Rail Freight Group. The study, undertaken by Stephen Joseph Associates highlights how a new approach from national and local Governments, along with continued investment from the industry […]
RFG Position Paper on HS2 – Submitted to the Oakervee Review of HS2 – September 2019 Rail Freight Group (RFG) has always supported the development of HS2 as a fundamental project for the UK rail network. The core rail routes linking our major cities are increasingly congested, and rail freight growth will be hampered unless new capacity […]
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Rail Freight Group (RFG) has today (22 November 2018) published a position paper ‘Rail Freight Outcomes in Rail Review’ that sets out the key freight asks of the Williams Rail Review, announced by Government last month. Rail freight delivers economic and environmental benefits worth £1.7bn to the UK each year and is forecast to grow […]