RFG sets out tests for successful railway reform

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 further in coming year. Customers of rail freight, who include industrial, retail and logistics companies see rail as a fundamental part of their supply chains and want to ensure that they can grow their rail presence and their businesses.

The paper highlights the conditions that need to be met if the review is to work for the freight sector, which include placing freight customers at the heart of the industry, and ensuring that any new structures actively support a growth of rail freight.

Maggie Simpson, Director General, RFG, said: “The Williams Review is fundamental to the future of UK rail and of all those who use the network. Our position paper sets out a framework for assessing potential options for structural reform to consider how the needs of freight customers will be addressed.”

Click the link below to download the position paper.

Rail Review position paper 22 Nov 2018