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GB Railfreight wins Network Rail snowplough deal 10 November 2005

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has been awarded a 5-year contract to operate and maintain the East Anglia and Southern snowploughs for Network Rail.

The snowploughs will be located at Peterborough and Tonbridge. GBRf will maintain the vehicles and operate them as and when required by Network Rail.

Ashley Stower, GBRf’s business development manager said: “ We are delighted to secure this contract. It sits well with our infrastructure activity and demonstrates that we take the railway services business very seriously indeed.”

The contract, which covers standard maintenance plus haulage when required, took effect from October 16.

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Note to editors:
· Snowploughs are specialised weighted vehicles that are attached to each end of locomotives and then push/pulled around to clear drifts or build ups of snow from the track.
· GB Railfreight is the current HSBC Rail Business of the Year. It also holds the HSBC Rolling Stock of the Year title and was recently highly commended in the National Rail Awards in the Freight Achievement of the Year for bringing mail back to the rails
· Woodhouse Communications issued this release on behalf of GB Railfreight.
· For more information contact Paul Lawson of Woodhouse on 01444 473588 or email paul@woodhousecommunications.co.uk.

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