UK Rail Freight Chairman Lays Out Priorities

4th June 2018

Logistics BusinessUK Rail Freight Chairman Lays Out Priorities

DB Cargo UK’s Chief Executive Hans-Georg Werner has been appointed chairman of an influential body of rail freight operators. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) Freight Board exists to deliver leadership and strategic direction to the UK’s rail freight sector. He brings with him a wealth of experience in rail freight, having been a member of the German-based Deutsche Bahn (DB) Group for more than 30 years.

He said the Board’s strategic priorities for 2018 would include ensuring sustainable track access charges for CP6 and beyond, the development of HS2 and strategic freight capacity on the UK network.

“Every year the rail freight industry carries goods worth over £30 billion, making it vital to the competitiveness of the UK economy and an intrinsic part of our everyday lives,” he said.

“Over recent years we have seen significant change in the sector and its markets and we must be prepared for more. By working together we will ensure that we remain a sustainable industry that attracts the right level of investment to ensure we can continue to deliver for our customers and the UK economy,” added Mr Werner.