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2016-09-13 FRE-001


Freightliner press release: Freightliner supports Department for Transport’s rail freight strategy

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Freightliner press release: Freightliner supports Department for Transport’s rail freight strategy

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13 September 2016
source Freightliner
type Press release

Freightliner welcomes today’s publication of the Rail Freight Strategy by the Department for Transport. Recognising the positive benefits that rail freight delivers for the UK economy and its role in helping to reduce carbon emissions, we are delighted that this important publication has been issued.

“The Strategy emphasises the importance of having a clear policy framework to support rail freight to achieve its potential,” said Russell Mears, Freightliner European CEO and Chair of the Rail Delivery Group’s (RDG) Freight Group.

“It sets out a clear vision for how rail freight can continue to grow and identifies opportunities for industry partners to collaborate and innovate in order to help deliver increased environmental and air quality benefits, relieve the pressure on our road network and increase the productivity of British businesses.
“We recognise that it will be for the industry, including the rail freight operators, to deliver the vision and we welcome the sense of direction that this Strategy provides in helping the industry plan ahead.”

[A copy of the Rail Freight Strategy can be downloaded here:] [[see related documents]]

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For further information please contact:
Lynn Crump,
Head of Corporate Communications,
Freightliner Group Ltd.


About Freightliner Group:
Freightliner Group is a leading rail freight provider with businesses in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and the Middle East. It employs over 2,500 staff and offers customers a wide range of rail freight solutions to cater for the requirements of a diverse market sector.

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Freightliner Heavy Haul
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Freightliner Maintenance
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Freightliner Poland and Germany
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Freightliner Middle East
Responsible for developing services to support this rapidly growing region. Recently signed a contract to support the development of world class rail freight services in Saudi Arabia.
Across the Group, Freightliner continues to invest in locomotive technology, wagons and terminal infrastructure to provide safe, high quality, reliable service to customers.

Freightliner Group is owned by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W).
About G&W:
o G&W owns or leases 121 freight railroads worldwide that are organised in 11 operating regions with 7,500 employees and more than 2,800 customers.
o G&W’s nine North American regions serve 41 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces and include 113 short line and regional freight railroads with more than 13,000 track-miles.
o G&W’s Australia Region provides rail freight services in New South Wales, the Northern Territory and South Australia and operates the 1,400-mile Tarcoola-to-Darwin rail line.
o G&W’s U.K./Europe Region is led by Freightliner. G&W subsidiaries provide rail service at more than 40 major ports in North America, Australia and Europe and perform contract coal loading and railcar switching for industrial customers.

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