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GB Railfreight comment following Chancellor’s Budget

Following the Chancellor’s Budget statement, John Smith, Managing Director at GB Railfreight said: “We welcome the Chancellor’s Budget statement, which will be key to put the economy back on track. Investment  in the future of the rail sector through a £30 million investment in a Global Centre for Rail Excellence is also welcome. “Given the huge …

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GBRf strike gold at the Rail Business Awards 2021

GB Railfreight are celebrating another successful day at this year’s virtual Rail Business Awards following the announcement that GBRf Human Resources Manager Gemma Platt has won the Richard Hope Award. The award marks an outstanding personal contribution in the rail sector and is named after the former Railway Gazette Editor Richard Hope, who died in …

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GBRf unveil partnership to transform railways weed control maintenance

GB Railfreight (GBRf), one of the largest rail freight operators in the UK, is delighted to announce a landmark cooperation with Bayer Environmental Science, Network Rail, and a number of start-up companies, which will transform essential weed control maintenance on the UK’s railways. Introducing innovative technology, three new Smart Weed System trains will commence service …

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GBRf unveils new Intermodal Service in partnership with MSC

GB Railfreight are delighted to announce the start of an additional intermodal service, which began on 18 November. The service, which operates to the Port of Liverpool from the East Midlands is in partnership with Mediterranean Shipping Company (UK) Ltd and will run five times a week. Despite the economic turmoil brought about by COVID-19, …

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GB Railfreight partner with Wascosa to supply innovative modular wagons for UK Rail Infrastructure services

GB Railfreight (GBRf) and Wascosa are today unveiling a new partnership to supply innovative modular wagons for UK Rail Infrastructure services. GBRf, one of the UK’s fastest growing transport companies, is joining forces with the Lucerne-based company Wascosa. Through this partnership, GB Railfreight and Wascosa will undertake a wagon leasing contract with UK railway network …

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GB Railfreight renew contract with 3Squared for its RailSmart platform

GB Railfreight have announced that it has signed a contract with digital transport solutions provider, 3Squared, for renewed and expanded use of its award winning RailSmart software platform. This renewed three-year contract marks the third successful renewal of the partnership between 3Squared and GB Railfreight which has continued to develop over more than half a …

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GB Railfreight Announce Lineas Partnership Extension

GB Railfreight (GBRf) are very pleased to announce an extension to their European freight operation in partnership with LINEAS, the largest private rail freight operator in Europe. The existing traffic flow from Antwerp through to Irvine will continue for an additional two years. This announcement marks the extension of the existing contract which will now …

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GB Railfreight agrees deal for five new Class 66 locos

GBRf is pleased to announce an agreement to bring an additional five Class 66 locomotives from Germany in cooperation with Beacon Rail Leasing. The first two, classified as 29004/29005 have been delivered to EMD Doncaster ready for conversion to GBRf’s specification and UK railway standards. The remaining three locomotives will be delivered throughout 2021. The …

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