decarbonisation

RFG comment on Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan

RFG comment on Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan

Commenting on the publication of the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan, Maggie Simpson OBE, RFG Director General, said: “This Plan sets out a clear vision for the decarbonisation of freight transport and recognizes the vital role that rail has to play in reducing carbon emissions.  We welcome Government’s commitment to setting a target for rail freight […]

Decarbonisation and freight’s heroic Covid-19 effort tops agenda at RFG Conference 2020

Decarbonisation and freight’s heroic Covid-19 effort tops agenda at RFG Conference 2020

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris MP has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment toward rail freight and outlined the crucial role it will play in helping decarbonise the UK economy. In a recorded message at the 28th Annual Rail Freight Group Conference, held online on 14 October, he laid out the Government’s vision for the future of freight […]

RFG welcomes Scotland’s Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan

RFG welcomes Scotland’s Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan

Transport for Scotland has published its Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan. The plan focuses on decarbonising transport through modal shift to rail, and decarbonising rail traction energy through the removal of diesel passenger trains from the Scottish network by 2035. Transport for Scotland will seek to maximise all opportunities for modal shift to rail from […]

Decarbonising Transport: Setting the Challenge

RFG has welcomed the opportunity to comment on ‘Decarbonising Transport Setting the Challenge’ which shapes what policies will be in the 2020 Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP). We appreciate the positive statements made about rail freight and note that this document is a start of a process. However, we are disappointed that rail freight is not […]