Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

RFG presses case for government support

The Rail Freight Group has called on the government to continue investment in the strategic freight network – highlighting the importance of schemes such as the Felixstowe to Nuneaton upgrade.

In a letter to transport secretary Justine Greening, RFG chairman Tony Berkeley set out four priority areas where government support is vital:

*Continued investment in the Strategic Freight Network in the next control period, including vital schemes such as Felixstowe to Nuneaton upgrade;

*Simple, stable, nationally based and affordable freight access charges;

*Formally establishing the planning framework for strategic rail freight interchanges in a National Policy Statement;

*Promoting rail freight in Government’s work and public statements to help to build the confidence that the sector needs to thrive.