Freight on Rail
Freight on Rail, a partnership between the rail trade unions, the rail freight industry and Campaign for Better Transport, works to promote the economic, social and environmental benefits of rail freight both nationally and locally. It advocates policy changes that support the shift to rail and provides information and help on freight related issues.
We aim to help local authorities, through all the stages of the modal shift to rail such as planning a rail-freight strategy, accessing grants, understanding technical issues and obstacles and engaging with terminal operators, local business and the logistics industry.
The site acts as a portal to our members' and relevant industry sites with industry news, views, clarification on new legislation, technical data and planning advice.
Do contact us and take advantage of our industry knowledge to increase modal shift. We have a selection of literature, write articles, run events and can give presentations to make the case for rail freight.
Given current costs and uncertainty about energy sources, rail’s energy efficiency is noteworthy. Network Rail has calculated that a tonne of goods can travel 246 miles by rail as opposed to 88 miles by road on a gallon of fuel.