Last week the Rail Freight Group published ‘Rail Freight Outcomes in Rail Review’.
This paper set out what the freight sector would like to see in a comprehensive review of the rail sector. This freight review was announced by the government in September.
Rail Freight Group says any new measure must include an incentive framework which encourages and rewards freight growth, a strong central function with authority over timetabling and access and a national system of freight charges based on current principles.
They are also requesting the right legal, commercial and regulatory levers to enable freight needs, and flexibility to meet the changing needs of freight customers.