RFG Events

International Rail Freight: Opportunities for Growth

International Rail Freight: Opportunities for Growth

Network Rail published ‘International Rail Freight: Opportunities for Growth’, a report that examines the history of freight traffic via the Channel Tunnel, the challenges facing the market sector and the ways in which the industry is working to address them. It suggests that the opportunities to grow volumes with new and expanded flows are significant, […]

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 […]

Event recording – Building Better with rail freight in the West Midlands

Event recording – Building Better with rail freight in the West Midlands

The construction industry is committed to working towards net-zero carbon emissions and using rail freight to transport materials (eg limestone, cement, sand and granite) is a vital part of that strategy. To ensure the use of rail freight services can grow in Birmingham and the West Midlands, MPA (Mineral Products Association) and RFG (Rail Freight […]

Event recording – Improving Mental Health in Rail Freight is now available

  RSSB’s recent cross-industry mental health survey revealed some hard hitting statistics, with anxiety amongst railway industry employees 1.5 times the national rate, and over twice the rate of PTSD. Almost 40% of all respondents for the freight sector reported a mental health issue which they felt was a direct result of work, yet the […]

30th Annual Rail Freight Group Conference

30th Annual Rail Freight Group Conference

We are excited to announce that the annual Rail Freight Group Conference returns on 5 October for its 30th year. This essential conference will explore how to maximise the growth opportunities for the industry, exploring key areas including growth through construction and the development of strategic rail freight interchanges. Join senior thought leaders to discuss […]

Event report: Where next for Rail Reform?

Event report: Where next for Rail Reform?

The recently published Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail is the start of a journey, setting out the vision and principles for reform, Charlotte Clarke, Deputy Director, Rail Reform, Department for Transport, told attendees at a RFG webinar on 23 June. There is a lot of work to do through detailed engagement with the sector to design […]

Event review – Do we need more rail-linked warehousing?

Event review – Do we need more rail-linked warehousing?

SRFIs (Strategic Rail Freight Interchanges) are a very significant success story, Peter Frost, managing director, Kilbride Group, told attendees at a recent RFG webinar. Co-locating warehousing with rail facilities is proving to be a good model for users, and for growing rail freight. Recent research shows that the level of demand for ‘big sheds’ (large […]

Cybersecurity in rail freight webinar

Cybersecurity in rail freight webinar

Cybersecurity is about much more than systems – it is not just a technology problem but about taking a holistic approach and looking at all aspects of your business, especially people. This was the theme of the RFG webinar on cybersecurity, 20 April 2021. Emma Bradford, Head of Behavioural Psychology Unit at Frazer-Nash Consultancy, explained […]

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