Consultation Responses

Response to Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) and the Waterborne Freight Grant (WFG) scheme

RFG was pleased to respond to the call for evidence on the review of the freight grants schemes, the Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) and the Waterborne Freight Grant (WFG). There can be no doubt that MSRS is a hugely successful scheme. As outlined in the call for evidence, the scheme is removing around 900,000 […]

DfT Call for Evidence on Freight and logistics and the planning system

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the DfT Call for Evidence on freight, logistics and the planning system. A functioning planning system is essential for a productive, efficient and sustainable freight and logistics system that delivers value to the UK economy and reduces carbon emissions in line with Net Zero 2050. Rail […]

Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee Consultation on review of priorities for the Sixth Senedd (2021-26)

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the Welsh Government’s Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee – contributing to its consultation on the review of its priorities for the remainder of the Sixth Senedd. In its previous submission (September 2021), and in response to the consultation on what should be the Committee’s priorities […]

The National Networks National Policy Statement: 2023 draft response

RFG has responded to the National Networks Policy Statement: 2023 draft. Since 2008, the development of SRFIs has been considerably aided by their inclusion in the Planning Act and under the NNNPS.  SRFIs represent large-scale, private-sector investments, and the NNNPS serves to facilitate a more certain process for those seeking planning consent.  Although we welcome […]

Response to DfT consultation on Minimum Service Levels for Passenger Rail

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the DfT consultation on Minimum Service Levels for Passenger Rail. Recent industrial action (May 2023) has caused significant disruption for rail freight customers and operators. Despite the good work of Network Rail to keep as many trains moving as possible, strike days saw less than 20% […]

Network Rail Consultation on Regulated Access Charges in CP7 response

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on Network Rail Consultation on Regulated Access Charges in CP7. Access charges are an important element of rail freight, influencing the competitiveness of rail over road. As they form a significant part of the costs of rail services, the calculation of access charges is […]

ORR PR23 Policy Framework consultation on outcomes, infrastructure performance and managing change

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on ORR Consultation on PR23 Outcomes, Infrastructure Performance and Managing Change. Overall we support the proposals in this consultation subject to the comments below. We are glad that ORR is also considering how its approach may need to change with the establishment of GBR, […]

Rail Freight Growth Target: A Call for Evidence on designing and delivering rail freight growth targets

RFG was pleased to provide information to the GBRTT’s call for evidence on rail freight growth targets. There is significant potential for growing rail freight in the UK, driven by increasing customer demand. This demand is being created by a variety of factors including: Pressure to reduce carbon emissions and use more environmentally friendly modes […]