Following a long search, the UK Government have announced Derby as the new home of Great British Railways.
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With 2022 drawing to a close, the UK Rail Minister has visited Kings Cross to mark a year of delivery for the East Coast Digital Programme.
A research project by the Rail Safety and Standards Board has discovered a way for UK freight train operators to safely haul more goods wagons per train.
The new investment in the East Coast Main Line will result in a more reliable and sustainable rail network.
The RIA, the Rail Freight Group and the High Speed Rail Group have united in condemning the UK Government’s plans to remove the Golborne Link from HS2.
The Rail Freight Group (RFG) has welcomed the announcement that the North Transpennine route is due to be upgraded to allow shipping containers to be moved by rail.
The groundbreaking Transport Decarbonisation Plan includes the aim to create a net zero rail network by 2050.
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.