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Freight on Rail Members

Freight on Rail is a partnership of the rail freight operators, Rail Freight Group, Network Rail, the transport trade unions and Campaign for Better Transport working to promote the shift to rail freight. Our members are:

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Campaign for Better Transport, formerly known as Transport 2000, campaigns for a more sustainable transport system and provides information on a wide range of transport issues. Works nationally and also co-ordinates campaigning activities at a regional and local level.

Contact Campaign for Better Transport's communications team on 020 3746 2235 or

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DB Cargo UK Logo

DB Cargo UK is Britain's leading rail freight operator providing a key service for British Industry, running over 1,000 trains a day. Core business ranges from bulk solid and liquid commodities to a wide range of high-value, time-sensitive products such as new cars, mail and parcels. These are moved via railheads and direct site access links throughout the UK rail network and, via ports and the Channel Tunnel, to and from mainland Europe. It has expanded into France and Spain with a rail freight company called Euro Cargo Rail.

Contact Richard Sears - Head of Communications
tel 01302 575338
mobile 07467 357488
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The Freightliner group is a major rail freight operator in Britain consisting of two activities. Freightliner Limited is Britain's biggest Intermodal freight transport operator. The company operates over 100 daily trains supported by a road fleet to provide Intermodal transport. Freightliner Heavy Haul Limited services the bulk freight market operating in the cement, coal, car, petroleum and waste markets as well as undertaking rail infrastructure haulage work for Network Rail.

Contact Chris Wilson - Rail Strategy Manager
tel 07725 781684
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Direct Rail Services Limited logo

Direct Rail Services (DRS) is a national rail freight operator providing a comprehensive range of services including intermodal freight, rail transport services for the nuclear industry, third party maintenance and charter train, complete with a 24 hour control centre and engineering support network with its head office in the North West of England and depots extending from the South of England to the North of Scotland.

Contact Beverley Stothart - Head of Commercial & Business Development
tel 01228 406522 
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GB Railfreight logo

GB Railfreight is the fastest growing rail freight company in the UK. Founded in 1999, the company assists in carrying goods worth over £30 billion for many of the UK’s core industries and supports customers in sectors including energy, infrastructure, petrochemicals, automotive, construction and intermodal.

Contact Carl Kent - Head of Strategy & Innovation
tel 0207 904 3393
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ASLEF was founded in 1880 and is the trade union for train drivers. ASLEF represents the overwhelming majority of train drivers and other train crew. It has over 16,000 members employed in all train operating companies, freight companies, London Underground and some Light Rapid Transport.

Contact David Gould - Policy Manager
tel 0207 324 2400
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RMT Logo

RMT is Britain's largest specialist transport union with a membership of over 80,000 employed in railways, shipping buses and freight.

Contact Martin Abrams
tel 0207 529 8309
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TSSA is an independent, UK-based trade union for the transport and travel trade industries. We have over 31,000 members in the UK and Ireland, working for the railways and associated companies, London Underground/Transport for London, the travel trade, and in shipping, ports and buses.

Contact Rob Jenks - Policy Officer
tel 07876 590551
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Rail Freight Group Logo

The Rail Freight Group is the representative organisation of the rail freight industry in Great Britain. Its objectives are to promote freight on rail to potential users and customers, and to influence decision makers to improve the competitive environment. The 160 plus corporate members include customers, transport and logistics companies, terminal and port operators, train operators, suppliers of goods and services, infrastructure providers and maintenance companies, local authorities and consultants.

Contact Maggie Simpson - Director General
direct tel 020 3116 0007
mobile 07737 007957
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