The groundbreaking Transport Decarbonisation Plan includes the aim to create a net zero rail network by 2050.
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By gaining approval for the customs area, iPort Rail, the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange in Doncaster, can now offer a faster and more sustainable import and export service.
The UK government has announced the formation of a new public body, Great British Railways, which will bring the UK's railways under single, accountable national leadership.
In order to meet the government’s legally binding net zero commitments, 15 UK rail industry stakeholders have called for an immediate programme of electrification.
Network Rail has published its ambitious Environmental Sustainability Strategy which forms a key part of its ambition for Britain's railways to be the cleanest, greenest form of mass transport.
The FTA and the Rail Freight Group (RFG) have praised the role of rail in supporting the public, logistics industry and wider UK economy as it steps up to deliver essential items across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, every part of our daily life and the economy is being affected. Rail freight is a key service keeping the UK running, the lights on and the supermarkets filled, but it too is affected by the impact of this pandemic. So, what are the areas…
Biomass fuel arrives by rail to Yorkshire’s Drax power station, Royal Mail post goes by rail between London and Glasgow, and petrol for West Midlands arrives by rail from Humberside.
For our ‘Improving Rail’s Environmental Impact’ series, Joe O’Donnell, Head of Policy at the Rail Freight Group (RFG) explores the role of rail freight in achieving the UK’s decarbonisation aims and whether it’s full potential can ever truly be taken advantage of.
Global Railway Review is delighted to welcome three new members to its growing Editorial Advisory Board – Maggie Simpson, Director General of the Rail Freight Group (RFG); Maria Price, Expert – Technical Interoperability Department at the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF); and Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of…
For the latest instalment in Global Railway Review's Women Inspiring Rail series, Maggie Simpson, Director General of the Rail Freight Group, discusses how her hard work helps freight become the narrative of businesses across the UK.
The way the UK runs its railway is often at the centre of high-profile discussions. Some recent operational challenges have led to criticism of the system and a review of the sector. Despite this, there are ambitious plans to ensure the rail system continues to benefit passengers and support freight.…
4 March 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
Speaking at the RFG Conference yesterday, Minister for Transport and Islands Derek Mackay MSP, highlighted the role rail freight will play in promoting long-term sustainable connectivity.