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Francis Bourgeois, TikTok star, announced as GB Railfreight brand ambassador

GB Railfreight (GBRf) is excited to announce TikTok trainspotting star Francis Bourgeois as its new brand ambassador. Throughout 2022, Francis will be sharing his passion and insights for the railway, by showcasing the vital role of rail freight and going behind the scenes at GBRf. Francis first came to GBRf’s attention following his famous video …

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GB Railfreight charity railtour raises over £147,000 for Prostate Cancer UK

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has raised more than £147,000 for its charity partner, Prostate Cancer UK, following the success of its charity railtour, ‘GBRf 2021’. Having departed London Victoria on Thursday 2 September 2021, the four-day charity charter travelled across different parts of the UK rail network, finishing at London Paddington on Sunday 5 September 2021. …

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Werrington Tunnel opens unlocking faster journeys on the East Coast Main Line

New rail freight tunnel brings significant improvements to passenger journeys as part of the East Coast upgrade. ground-breaking new tunnel dives under East Coast Main Line unlocking faster, more frequent and reliable journeys UK engineering first as 11,000-tonne curved concrete tunnel installed in one go opening is a major leap forward for the £1.2 billion …

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GBRf Announce New Intermodal Service from Port of Tyne

As the country continues to struggle with supply chain issues, GB Railfreight (GBRf) are excited to share that they have successfully operated a series of intermodal services from the Port of Tyne to strategic rail hubs in Yorkshire and the Midlands. The campaign saw GBRf operate intermodal services from Port of Tyne to Yorkshire twice-a-week …

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GB Railfreight Delivers New High-Speed Electric Fleet for Lumo

GB Railfreight (GBRf), in partnership with Hitachi Rail, is proud to have supported Lumo by delivering its brand-new fleet of Class 803 high-speed electric trains that entered service last month. Since May, GBRf has provided Hitachi Rail with train planning, haulage, and crews for the testing of these new trains which aim to bring rapid, …

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GB Railfreight names Class 92 electric locomotive at COP26

GB Railfreight has named a Class 92 electric locomotive ‘Billy Stirling’ during a ceremony at Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP) as part of COP26 in Glasgow. Located next to the electrified West Coast Main Line, MIRP is Scotland’s largest international multi-modal rail freight park and welcomes up to 16 trains per day. At peak operation, …

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GB Railfreight name new locomotive to celebrate major Bescot LDC upgrade

GB Railfreight name new locomotive to celebrate major Bescot LDC upgrade 08-10-2021 – GB Railfreight (GBRf) and Network Rail have named a Class 66 locomotive to celebrate the completion of major upgrade works to Bescot Local Distribution Centre (LDC). The Class 66 locomotive No. 66795 has been named ‘Bescot LDC’ and was unveiled to an …

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Young HS2 fan names new carbon-friendly freight train

Young HS2 fan names new carbon-friendly freight train 14th September 2021 – A teenage rail fan has today been given the honour of naming a Class 66 locomotive that will transport HS2 construction materials by rail to help reduce carbon emissions. Jermaine Allen from Leeds unveiled the nameplate for GB Railfreight engine 66796, which he …

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GB Railfreight rebrands locomotive to raise awareness of prostate cancer, in partnership with the League Managers Association and Prostate Cancer UK

GB Railfreight rebrands locomotive to raise awareness of prostate cancer, in partnership with the League Managers Association and Prostate Cancer UK 📸 Photos taken by Pip Dunn GB Railfreight (GBRf) has today unveiled a newly named Class 66 locomotive in honour of its partnership with Prostate Cancer UK, GBRf’s chosen charity, and the League Managers …

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GB Railfreight’s regional investment continues with new Peterborough HQ, officially opened by Rail Minister

GB Railfreight’s regional investment continues with new Peterborough HQ, officially opened by Rail Minister Rail Minister, Chris Heaton-Harris MP, officially opened the new GB Railfreight (GBRf) Peterborough headquarters today, marking a major long-term investment into the local area by the leading UK rail freight company. The new £3 million building accommodates GBRf’s traincrew and office …

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