RFG comment on Government Draft Rail Reform Bill

Commenting on the Draft Rail Reform Bill published today (20 February 2024), RFG Director General, Maggie Simpson OBE, said: “We are pleased that Government has listened to the concerns of the rail freight sector, and has set out how the new body will be required to ‘make provisions for the carriage of goods by rail’. This will help create confidence in the new rail structure and encourage private sector investment in rail freight growth.”

The Draft Rail Reform Bill contains the primary legislative measures, which form a key part of delivering rail reform in Great Britain. The Draft Bill, explanatory notes and impact assessment can be downloaded here.