Consultation Responses

East Midlands rail franchise public consultation

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the DfT’s consultation on the East Midlands Rail Franchise.    The East Midlands franchise is extensive, and throughout its operations it shares routes with rail freight services.  The core Midland Main Line route is dominated by construction services from the East Midlands quarries cluster, whilst the […]

Network Rail’s consultation on its methodology for allocating fixed costs to train operators in CP6

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to Network Rail’s consultation on the methodology for allocating fixed costs to train operators in CP6.   RFG recognises that Network Rail wish to model the allocation of fixed costs between operators as part of a move to route devolution.  Network Rail wishes develop more detailed algorithms […]

Let rail freight realise its Inter-city potential right across Scotland

The Rail Freight Group is backing the new Inter-City Express campaign for a substantial upgrade of the key inter-urban routes north of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Investment in track doubling, additional and longer loops, electrification and resignalling will benefit both passenger and freight trains – taking heavy traffic off the roads, and reaping the benefits of rail’s far […]

Improving Network Rail’s renewals efficiency: a consultation

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the ORR’s consultation on improving Network Rail’s renewals efficiency.    RFG recognises the imperative to ensure that an affordable and sustainable funding settlement is provided for CP6, which allows the railway to continue to thrive at an acceptable level of funding.  Ensuring that renewals are undertaken […]

DEFRA / DFT CONSULTATION – TACKLING NITROGEN DIOXIDE IN OUR TOWNS AND CITIES

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the joint DEFRA/DfT consultation on tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities.   The majority of the measures in this consultation relate to road vehicles, and as such are out with the mandate of RFG.  However, effective rail freight relies also on effective road freight, […]