Background informationRailfuture's Freight Group deals with Freight Service standards and development, capacity, utilization, facilities and transhipment. It liaises closely with operators, lobby groups and developers.
The development of the UK Railfreight network is a vital component of both economic development and environmental defence. Read here about vital developments in Control Period 5 (CP5).
If you would like to raise any issues in relation to rail freight or if you are a Railfuture member and wish to join the Group, please contact the head of the Freight Group, Peter Wakefield, at peter.wakefield at railfuture.org.uk.
Rail Freight Terminals and New DevelopmentsThe Freight Group has just published this new report showing how effective land use planning can encourage growth. You can view or download (365kB) the 'Rail Freight Terminals and New Developments' report. We also recommend a new freight terminal in Greater Manchester to relieve the Castlefield Corridor.
Wagonload Network Solutions - A Freight FranchiseThe Freight Group published this highly imaginative and thought provoking study about the possibility of creating a freight franchise. You can view or download (563kB) the 100-page 'Wagonload Network Solutions – A Freight Franchise' study.
- Direct Link North An ambitious plan to build a new railway through England to cater for freight from the Continent
- DB Cargo
- Direct Rail Services
- Potter Group Freight forwarders who are committed to rail
- Freight on Rail A rail freight promotion site supported by Transport 2000 and freight companies
ContactTo contact Railfuture’s Freight Group please send email to peter.wakefield at railfuture.org.uk.
Next meeting: tba. Most recent meeting: Saturday 14 March 2020 in Manchester.
You can also follow the Freight Group on Twitter @RailfutureFret