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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 […]

Event report: Where next for Rail Reform?

Event report: Where next for Rail Reform?

The recently published Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail is the start of a journey, setting out the vision and principles for reform, Charlotte Clarke, Deputy Director, Rail Reform, Department for Transport, told attendees at a RFG webinar on 23 June. There is a lot of work to do through detailed engagement with the sector to design […]

Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail – A briefing for RFG Members

What is the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail? The Williams – Shapps Plan for Rail is the Government White Paper that sets out their plans for significant reform to the structure and operation of the railways.  The policies have been developed under the Williams Rail Review, which started in Autumn 2018, and also take account of […]

‘Opportunity of a Lifetime’ to Grow Freight if Rail Reform Delivers on Promise RFG logo

‘Opportunity of a Lifetime’ to Grow Freight if Rail Reform Delivers on Promise

RFG today welcomed the publication of the Williams – Shapps Plan for Rail, which offers the opportunity of a lifetime to accelerate the growth of rail freight, helping decarbonise UK freight transport and meet the needs of freight customers. Under the plans set out by Government a new organisation, Great British Railways, will be created […]

RFG sets out tests for successful railway reform

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 […]