Freight News

New rail freight representative group

[ October 30, 2013   //   ]

The UK’s five major rail freight operating companies – DB Schenker Rail UK, Freightliner Group, GB Railfreight, Direct Rail Services and Colas Rail – and infrastructure operator Network Rail have formed the Rail Freight Alliance. Endorsed by the Rail Delivery Group industry grouping, it aims to delivering whole-industry cost savings, dveloping “smarter” use of the network and a sustainable charging framework for freight. Chair of the RDG Freight Group, Peter Maybury, said: “The creation of The Rail Freight Alliance is an important step-forward for the rail freight sector. The Alliance will give the rail freight sector a stronger voice in the rail industry and give an opportunity to resolve some significant issues that remain for the sector.”

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