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.

Brilliant People

Trainloads a Week



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.


GBRf 66709 "Sorrento" at #Egham this afternoon. Its Mediterranean Shipping Company livery is appropriate given how wet it was! (4Y19 Mountfield Sidings to Southampton W Docks) @GBRailfreight

Job Announcement 🔔

GBRf are currently hiring Trainee Train Managers (Drivers) to join our business, in Felixstowe.

To find out more about the role, please follow the link
https://careers-gbrailfreight.icims.com/jobs/1502/trainee-train-manager---felixstowe/job #Rail #Career #Recruitment

🗣 Chris Hopcroft MBE: "The days when I started it was really hard, dirty work, the conditions were very bad and there was no health & safety.

Now we work in a modern system and for a company, GB Railfreight, who are top of the list and are really going places."


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