Strikes ‘as bad as it gets’ for rail freight says freight group

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) is urging Government, Network Rail and the RMT to swiftly resolve their differences ahead of the planned rail strikes in June. Yesterday, RMT announced that strikes would take place on t21, 23 and 25 June, affecting key Network Rail staff including signallers. Rail freight operators, customers and Network Rail have been working hard on contingency plans to keep as much freight operating as possible, particularly for ... [+]

New Scots and North rep for Rail Freight Group

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 ... [+]

Rail group hails Transpennine breakthrough

Amid the protests over the government’s cancellation and downgrading of high speed rail projects in the north of England, the Rail Freight Group (RFG) has welcomed news that the North Transpennine route is to be upgraded to allow containers to be moved by rail.  The plans were confirmed in the Integrated ... [+]

Rail group boosts policy team

Rail Freight Group has appointed Phil Smart as its new assistant policy manager. He will work closely with director-general Maggie Simpson and play a key role in RFG’s engagement with regional and national government as well as helping members disseminate complex transport strategy.  [+]

Action needed to keep the trains on time, says RFG

There is a risk of severe disruption to international freight services in the event of a no-deal Brexit and a lack of agreement on basic rail connectivity through the Channel Tunnel, warns the Rail Freight Group (RFG). While it welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for contingency measures, at present the ... [+]

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