COVID-19

GB Railfreight are playing our part in supporting the UK’s COVID-19 response by helping to keep essential services running across the country with our staff being designated ‘Key Worker’ status in the UK’s ongoing emergency.

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 149 locomotives and over 1,400 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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Our Services

Intermodal

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.

Infrastructure

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.

Twitter

On Friday, we successfully delivered the very first Class 769 FLEX for @GWRHelp on behalf of @PorterbrookRail. Mobilised in just 4 days, a truly collaborative effort ensured we delivered the unit on schedule and represents another landmark for GBRf.

#RailServices

John Smith, Managing Director of @GBRailfreight, discusses the impact of #COVID19 and how the increased global focus on #sustainability will hopefully result in a more successful #rail #freight industry https://www.globalrailwayreview.com/article/105684/future-rail-freight-gbrf/

Remember the video we shared of the flooded level crossing between Garelochhead and Helensburgh on Tuesday? Look at it now - what an effort by our team to get the #WestHighlandLine open again. Thank you! 👷👷‍♂️

@ScotRail @CalSleeper @GBRailfreight https://twitter.com/NetworkRailSCOT/status/1290672541221167105

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