Freight News, Rail

New Scots and North rep for Rail Freight Group

[ December 2, 2021   //   ]

Rail Freight Group (RFG) has appointed Martin Bignell as its new Scottish and Northern Representative.

He will play a key role in developing the RFG’s strategy for the regions, working with RFG members, key stakeholders and regional bodies across Scotland and the North of England.

He has a background in freight and logistics having worked for a multimodal freight operator and in rail freight policy and development with the Strategic Rail Authority.

He said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining RFG, with the increased recognition of rail freight’s role in our supply chains since early 2020, a renewed sense of its importance to help achieve the UK’s decarbonisation commitments, and as we move into a new era for the rail industry with rail reform. Of course, rail freight customers have known this all along and growing demand is evidence of real momentum that even more so policy and delivery need to fulfil on.” 

RFG director general, Maggie Simpson added: “The potential of rail freight in Scotland and the North of England is huge and will form a crucial part of Britain’s decarbonisation debate. I know his experience and knowledge will be invaluable going forwards.”