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01.11.13

Rail Freight Alliance launched

A new group has been formed with the five major freight operating companies and Network Rail to deliver sustainable improvements for the sector.

The Rail Freight Alliance has been endorsed by the Rail Delivery Group, with a new framework and set of strategy objectives agreed. The group aims to deliver whole-industry savings, smarter use of the network and a sustainable charging framework.

Peter Maybury, chair of the RDG Freight Group said: “The creation of The Rail Freight Alliance is an important step-forward for the rail freight sector. The Alliance will give the rail freight sector a stronger voice in the rail industry and give an opportunity to resolve some significant issues that remain for the sector.”

Paul McMahon, freight director, Network Rail said: “I'm delighted that The Rail Freight Alliance has been agreed. Greater collaboration between the operators and Network Rail will enable us all to better address the challenges and the opportunities that the sector faces in the next five years and beyond.”

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