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Meet Manchester’s material needs by rail – new report Building better with rail freight in Greater Manchester

Meet Manchester’s material needs by rail – new report

A new report setting out the economic and environmental case for more rail freight into Greater Manchester has been published by the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and the Rail Freight Group (RFG). Published this week (1 January 2024), ‘Building Better with Rail Freight in Greater Manchester’ highlights the benefits of rail freight over road haulage […]

DfT Call for Evidence on Freight and logistics and the planning system

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the DfT Call for Evidence on freight, logistics and the planning system. A functioning planning system is essential for a productive, efficient and sustainable freight and logistics system that delivers value to the UK economy and reduces carbon emissions in line with Net Zero 2050. Rail […]

Rail freight priorities for Government in 2020

With a renewed focus on UK trade, and increasing pressure to reduce carbon emissions, there has never been a better time to support rail freight. Rail freight is fundamental to our ports, moving containerised goods, bulk materials and new cars from the quayside to inland locations. We underpin the construction sector, supplying aggregates and cement […]

RFG drives forward policy agenda with new appointment Policy

RFG drives forward policy agenda with new appointment

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Head of Policy to help drive forward its work in supporting the development of the UK rail freight sector. Joe O’Donnell comes to the RFG at a time of intense activity and his support is going to add a huge resource to […]

England’s Economic Heartland Outline Transport Strategy

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to initial consultation on the England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) outline transport strategy.  Freight transport, whether by road or by rail, takes place on a national basis, with flows of goods stretching across the country. Deliveries in one area are served by warehouses in another region and from […]