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GBRf appoints new Commercial Director 17 January 2003

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has appointed 29 year old Tim Robinson as its new Commercial Director.

Tim, a career railwayman, will look after a number of the company’s existing clients. He will also work with other senior managers within GBRf to develop new business.

Tim joins GBRf from Network Rail where for the last twelve months he was one of four of the company’s National Passenger Managers.

Tim gained an extensive knowledge of the rail freight business when he worked in the infrastructure owner’s freight department.

Between 1994 and 2001 his roles included Business Manager parcels and post, Commercial Delivery Manager and Account Executive for the EWS account.

Tim said: “It’s clear to me that GBRf has developed a reputation as a quality supplier delivering excellent service within the rail freight market.

“The company has a solid base on which to build its future development.

“I’m pleased to have joined this fast progressing company”


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· GB Railfreight is a subsidiary of GB Railways Group, which operates the Anglia Railways and Hull Trains passenger rail franchises.

· GBRf was formed in 1999 and won its first contract in April 2000. This was an eight-year deal with Railtrack to move infrastructure trains throughout the East Midlands and East Anglia.

· GBRf became the first operator other than Freightliner to run regular container trains out of Felixstowe after it won a five-year contract in February 2002 with Medite Shipping.

· In January 2003 GBRf signed a five-year contract with British Gypsum to move desulphogypsum from West Burton power station to Robertsbridge in East Sussex, East Leake in Lincolnshire and Kirkby Thore in Cumbria.

· This release has been issued by Woodhouse Communications on behalf of GB Railfreight. For more information call Paul Lawson on 01444 473588.

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