Month: April 2020

GB Railfreight thanks Capt. Tom Moore for his NHS fundraising with loco naming

GB Railfreight, one of the UK’s leading rail freight operators, has thanked Captain Tom Moore for his fundraising efforts for the NHS with a birthday surprise – a freight locomotive named in his honour. A 129-tonne, Class 66 freight locomotive, will be named ‘Captain Tom Moore’, with the added inscription ‘A true British inspiration’. The …

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GB Railfreight Contract Renewal with Etex Building Performance

GB Railfreight (GBRf) is delighted to announce Etex Building Performance (EBP) has renewed its contract for three years from 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2023, for the transportation of gypsum to the plasterboard producer’s factory in Ferrybridge. At present, GBRf is delivering the fifth term of their contract for EBP. When the initial contract …

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GB Railfreight trials express delivery trains for vital NHS supplies

GB Railfreight, one of the UK’s largest rail freight operators, has successfully trialled using former commuter trains for the express delivery of parcels.  A service was run into Euston station earlier this month using a 100mph, Class 319, EMU train, which until recently was providing commuter services in the West Midlands. The trial showed the …

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GB Railfreight unveils new locomotive to thank our NHS heroes

Leading UK Railfreight operator, GB Railfreight and their industry partner Porterbrook have unveiled a specially repainted freight locomotive painted with the blue and white colours of the National Health Service.  The unveiling was timed to be part of the weekly celebrations to thank frontline workers in our health and social care sector. GB Railfreight, one …

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GB Railfreight welcomes the go ahead of the construction phase of HS2

Leading rail freight operator GB Raifreight has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it has issued the ‘notice to proceed’ for construction to start on phase one of HS2. John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight said: “This is welcome news for business across the construction supply chain.  Uncertainty about the future of the project followed …

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GB Railfreight and Drax helping to ‘keep the lights on’ during Covid-19 crisis

                TEAMS at GB Railfreight (GBRf) are continuing to work closely with Drax to maintain supplies of the sustainable biomass needed for the UK’s largest power station to generate electricity needed by millions of homes and business during the Covid-19 crisis. Severe storms and flooding in the area …

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