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GB Railfreight launches interhubGB 23 March 2011

GB Railfreight (GBRf), the UK’s most reliable freight haulier, has launched interhubGB ( a fully integrated road and rail freight distribution network, linking London and the South East with Manchester and the North West.

Services are run by GBRf and 4Rail Logistics, specialists in logistics and IT platforms, and cater for all volumes, from single boxes to multiple or train loads.

Tim Robinson, commercial director, GBRf, said: “interhubGB is a cost effective and efficient way to move goods around the country. Using GBRf’s acknowledged expertise in rail transport and 4Rail’s logistics expertise; we believe the new service offers the best in road and rail.”

The interhubGB terminal to terminal package offers a single load rail haul between London Barking and Manchester Trafford Park in either direction, Monday to Saturday. The package also provides customers with access to the interhubGB 24 hour operational support office.

Tim Wait, director, 4Rail Logistics, said: “We also offer an extended service, which can include 40’ or 45’ containers and road collection and delivery. Both packages provide a cost effective, reliable and sustainable way to distribute goods.”

interhubGB also offers connections with Europe via the intermodal hub at Dourges, near Lille, with a daily connection to Daventry. The new service forms part of the European strategy GBRf has been developing since its acquisition by Eurotunnel last year.

GBRf held a launch at the Russell Railfreight Terminal, Barking, on Wednesday 23 March, which was attended by around 100 key people from the industry and press. GBRf named its loco 66731 “interhubGB” to mark the start of the new service and MD John Smith gave a speech before guests were provided with a container loading demonstration, lunch and entertainment.

About GB Railfreight

GB Railfreight (GBRf) is one of the UK's leading specialist rail freight companies, operating a wide ranging portfolio of intermodal and bulk traffic services in commodities such as coal, petrochemicals, and construction materials. Its innovative approach and focus on flexibility, reliability and customer service has led to a raft of rail industry awards and a number of recent significant contract wins. GBRf is part of Europorte, the rail freight arm of GET (Groupe Eurotunnel SA).

Woodhouse Communications issued this release on behalf of GB Railfreight.

For more information contact Vicky Leek of Woodhouse Communications on 01444 221000 or email

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