Efficient transport for Britain’s critical industries.
The story of rail freight since privatisation is one of great success and no company in the industry embodies that more than GB Railfreight.

GBRf’s team of 900 people operate over 1,400 trainloads a week, moving 22% of Britain’s rail freight with 99% reliability. GBRf’s Train Managers are in charge of our fleet of 160 locomotives and over 1,100 wagons, transporting goods for customers including Drax, Network Rail, EDF Energy, MSC UK, Aggregate Industries, Crossrail and Tarmac.

GBRf’s specialist teams design transport answers for companies working in intermodal, biomass, infrastructure, petrochemical, construction and coal.

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Service Reliability

Our Services


GB Railfreight provides efficient and timely containerised freight services across the UK with an unmatched and strategically positioned network of rail terminals that deliver Pan-European operations and management services including lifting, handling and storage.

Energy Generation

GB Railfreight provides efficient and timely coal, biomass, gypsum, clinker and petrochemicals haulage services across the UK.


GBRf’s extensive and flexible infrastructure services have made the company a key player in delivering Britain’s infrastructure projects. 

Providing supply chain for rail infrastructure work for Network Rail and Crossrail, as well as the forthcoming HS2 project.

Construction Materials

GB Railfreight hauls raw materials and finished goods including gypsum, aggregates, limestone, and iron ore, giving its customers an attractive and viable alternative in the construction materials’ haulage market.

Waste Materials

Through the development of railheads in Manchester, Leeds and London, GBRf moves circa 500 thousand tonnes of construction waste to treatment centres and landfill sites across the UK in partnership with FCC Environment, Biffa and Walsh.

Rail Services

GBRf have the capability to provide all aspects of ‘Rail Services’ delivery. From the movement of trains from service to Workshops for overhaul, refresh or modification, to storage, testing, commissioning and delivery of brand new vehicles to their new operators.

There is also an ability to operate passenger services, including special trains for enthusiasts, corporate events and VIPs.


#FlashbackFriday to being announced winners of the Digital Technology Excellence award in collaboration with
@3Squared, at last year's @RB_Awards.

Let's hope we can repeat the same success at this year's #RBAwards next week🏆 #RBA2020 #Awards

Our group of Wellbeing Champions embarked on their first training session with @SuffolkMind today.

By creating a community of #WellbeingChampions across all areas of the business, we aim to offer supportive and open environments for staff to talk about their #mentalhealth.

HGVs carrying freight are particularly polluting. HGVs account for some 17% of all #carbon emissions from road transport, while making up just 5% of total vehicle miles. Every extra freight train freed up by #HS2 takes up to 76 lorries off our roads: https://www.hs2.org.uk/why/hs2-and-carbon-reduction/

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