Freight Group

Background information

Railfuture'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 Developments

The 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 Franchise

The 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.


To 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