rail freight

Response to Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) and the Waterborne Freight Grant (WFG) scheme

RFG was pleased to respond to the call for evidence on the review of the freight grants schemes, the Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) and the Waterborne Freight Grant (WFG). There can be no doubt that MSRS is a hugely successful scheme. As outlined in the call for evidence, the scheme is removing around 900,000 […]

Direct Rail Services Announces Retirement of Class 37 Locomotives

Direct Rail Services Announces Retirement of Class 37 Locomotives

Direct Rail Services (DRS) is to retire its iconic Class 37 locomotives, marking the end of an era for these stalwarts of the rail industry. The decision comes as part of DRS’s commitment to the environment, fleet modernisation and adapting to evolving operational needs. Since their introduction, the Class 37 locomotives have played a vital […]

Nuclear Transport Solutions announces Rail Managing Director appointment Gottfried Eymer

Nuclear Transport Solutions announces Rail Managing Director appointment

Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS) has announced that, following a competitive recruitment process, Gottfried Eymer has been appointed as its Managing Director – Rail. Gottfried will be responsible for driving NTS’s rail business forward by continuing to deliver high-quality operations for customers in the nuclear and wider rail freight and logistics sectors while looking to expand […]

Port welcomes HRH The Duke of Gloucester to unveil a piece of history

Port welcomes HRH The Duke of Gloucester to unveil a piece of history

AV Dawson, owner and operator of Port of Middlesbrough welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester to formally unveil a newly refurbished 1960’s Atkinson truck. Accompanied by Mrs Jo Ropner, His Majesty’s Lord- Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, the royal delegation were given a tour of AV Dawson’s new head office, The Staiths, while meeting […]

Lancashire County Council visit Fox Group Railhead

Lancashire County Council visit Fox Group Railhead

Following on from Fox Group opening the Leyland railhead in January 2023, Lancashire County Council paid them a visit to witness the unloading of a freight train on Tuesday 20th June 2023. The railhead was reopened on Monday 9th January 2023, with the first train arriving from Tunstead at 22:42, loaded with aggregates. The Freightliner […]

Supporting the success of diverse organisations Ciara Middlehurst

Supporting the success of diverse organisations

Continuing to celebrate the importance of International Women’s Day, and the vital role of women in rail freight, RFG is publishing its third article in a series of guest posts from Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS). In this article Ciara Middlehurst, NTS’s Commercial Director, discusses the commercial challenges and opportunities for rail freight. It’s been a busy […]

Celebrating the success of women in rail freight

Celebrating the success of women in rail freight

To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, RFG is celebrating women in rail with a series of guest articles from Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS), which take a closer look at those championing the role and opportunities of women in the rail freight sector. In the first of the series, Julie Nerney, NTS’s Interim Rail […]

iPort Rail named RFG’s Business of the Year 2020

iPort Rail named RFG’s Business of the Year 2020

iPort Rail has won ‘Business of the Year’ at the Rail Freight Group’s annual excellence awards event, with judges praising its outstanding vision for the future of the rail freight sector. Nominated and chosen by the judging panel, iPort Rail had demonstrated how it achieved excellence in customer care, environmental standards and innovation. Judges said: […]

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