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2016-09-13 RFG-001
Rail Freight Group


Government backs rail freight with new strategy

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Rail Freight Group

Government backs rail freight with new strategy

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13 September 2016
source Rail Freight Group
type Press release

Rail Freight Group (RFG) welcomed the Department for Transport’s Rail Freight strategy which has been published today. The strategy, which has been developed with input from across the industry, sets out the case for supporting rail freight, and highlights where Government action can help unlock barriers to growth.

With significant private sector investment being made by rail freight operators, customers, ports, terminals and the supply chain, Government aims to provide a stable environment for growth, including network capacity and track access charging. The strategy also aims to help the sector in key areas such developing skills, innovation and communication, which are all vital for future success.

Maggie Simpson, RFG Executive Director, said: “The rail freight sector is changing and freight operators and their customers are working to deliver growth in new and existing markets and to be fit for the future. This strategy will help to provide the stable and supportive environment they need to do so, and we welcome its publication.”


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Notes to editors:

For further information, please contact Maggie Simpson, Executive Director, at or on 07737 007 957.

For press enquiries, please contact: James Falkner, RFG Media Officer at or on 07753 271 110.

About the Rail Freight Group (RFG):

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) has been the UK’s leading rail freight trade association since its formation in 1990. It has more than 120 corporate members active in all sectors of rail freight from ports, terminal operators, customers, through to operators and suppliers.

RFG's aim is to grow the volume of goods moved by rail, delivering environment and economic benefits for the UK.

RFG works hard for the interests of its members representing their views and providing a wide range of advice and information.

The RFG seeks to achieve its objectives by organizing networking group meetings and site visits, by responding to consultation papers and by lobbying government, European institutions, the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) and Network Rail.

RFG also looks to involve the media in positive comment and news where possible, and publishes a newsletter, circulated to nearly 2,000 opinion-formers, generally every two months.

Further information on the RFG please visit our website

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