Real choice across modes is key to meeting the transport challenges faced by businesses in the 21st century and the RFG's aim is to promote cost effective rail solutions for freight.
As a Company Limited by Guarantee where all revenue is ploughed back into providing services to members, RFG works hard in the interests of members; to represent their views and provide a wide range of advice and information.
RFG seeks to achieve its objectives by organising meetings and visits, by responding to consultation papers and by lobbying government, European Institutions, the Office of Rail Regulation and Network Rail. One of its major successes was the inclusion in the 1993 Railways Act of a duty on the Government and Rail Regulator (now Office of Rail Regulation) to promote rail freight. RFG also looks to involve the media in positive comment and news where possible, and publishes a newsletter, circulated to nearly 2,000 opinion formers, generally every two months