Freightliner works with a number of industry bodies to raise awareness of our campaign to transport more freight by rail.
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Rail Freight Group
RFG’s aim is to promote cost effective rail solutions for freight. RFG works hard in the interests of its members; to represent their views and provide a wide range of advice and information.
The Rail Freight Group (RFG) has over 150 member companies, ranging from Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping line, to high street retailer Marks & Spencer and including rail freight customers, logistics providers, suppliers, terminal operators, ports, transport consultants, legal firms and all freight train operating companies.
Real choice across modes is key to meeting the transport challenges faced by businesses in the 21st century and the RFG’s aim is to promote cost effective rail solutions for freight. Freightliner is a member of RFG and sits on their Board and Policy Group.
Freight on Rail
Freight on Rail is a campaigning group working to get goods off the UK’s congested roads and onto the rail network.
It consists of a partnership between rail unions, rail freight operating companies, the Rail Freight Group, Network Rail and Campaign for Better Transport.
The group works throughout the United Kingdom to promote the economic, social and environmental benefits of rail freight. It advocates policy changes that support the shift to rail from road and provides information and help on freight related issues. In particular it aims to help local authorities through all the stages of planning a rail freight strategy, accessing grants and dealing with technical matters.
Freight Transport Association (FTA)
The FTA represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air.
FTA members operate over 200,000 goods vehicles – almost half the UK fleet. In addition, they consign over 90 per cent of the freight moved by rail and over 70 per cent of sea and air freight.
European Rail Freight Association (ERFA)
The European Rail Freight Association represents rail freight operators and shippers throughout the EU.
ERFA’s aim is to achieve genuine intermodel competition by rail by eliminating any material or legal barriers and disadvantages preventing or hindering operators from building up and/or providing international rail freight services. Freightliner is a member of the ERFA Board.
Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain’s railway – the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts, and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.6bn journeys by rail every year – double the number of 1996 – and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We’re investing £38bn in the railway by 2019 to deliver more frequent, more reliable, safer services and brighter and better stations.
Rail Delivery Group
Rail Delivery Group were set up in 2011 and bring together the owners of Britain’s passenger train operating companies, freight operators and Network Rail to provide leadership to Britain’s rail industry.
Their mission is to promote greater co-operation between train operators and Network Rail through leadership in the industry and by working together with Government, the supply chain and stakeholders.