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Operational note: The Rail Partners Freight Parliamentary Reception 2024

Invitation to The Rail Partners Freight Parliamentary Reception

Date  Tuesday 5 March 2024

Time  18:30-20:30

Location Terrace Pavilion, House of Commons SW1A 0AA (Link - Google maps)


  • Andy Bagnall, Chief Executive, Rail Partners
  • Andrea Rossi, CEO, DB Cargo UK
  • Huw Merriman MP, Minister of State for Rail and HS2
  • Louise Haigh MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
  • Wera Hobhouse MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change and Transport

Speeches will start promptly at 19:05.

Photos will be available following the event.

If you wish to attend please contact Ellie Fricker at media@railpartners.co.uk as we will need to add you to the guest list. You will also need to bring this email to access the terrace.

Notes to editors

  • Ahead of the publication of a new Rail Partners freight report on Monday 4 March, the Freight Parliamentary Reception is an opportunity to hear from representatives of all three major parties about their plans for the rail freight sector ahead of a general election.
  • Alongside hearing from high-profile political speakers, Rail Partners, and Andrea Rossi, the CEO of DB Cargo UK, will set out the economic and environmental benefits of rail freight, and the need to create a supportive policy framework to stimulate further growth.
  • Rail Partners will be posting about the event on LinkedIn and Twitter/X with #RPFreightReception24
  • Information about the Freight Reception that took place in 2023 can be found here.