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Caledonian Sleeper names engine in honour of Railway Heritage Trust

Caledonian Sleeper names engine in honour of Railway Heritage Trust Caledonian Sleeper has today named one of the engines which powers its iconic cross border service in honour of the Railway Heritage Trust. Intended as a token of thanks for supporting the company’s major restoration project at Perth Station. A listed building that dates back …

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UK first rail freight electrification trial boosts industry net zero ambitions

UK first electrification system for rail freight terminals supports path to net zero rail Roll-in roll-out electric freight trains could reduce delays to passenger services Innovative moveable system overcomes conflict between loading freight trains and overhead electrical equipment A rail freight terminal in Northamptonshire has become the first in the UK to demonstrate an innovative …

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GB Railfreight and Porterbrook partner to build 50 new wagons for sustainable rail freight growth

GB Railfreight (GBRf) and rolling stock company Porterbrook are today (15th March) announcing the production of 50 new Greenbrier box wagons, building on their 15-year relationship as part of a sharp growth in rail freight demand. The transaction marks a renewed commitment from the companies to developing sustainable freight transport to meet the significant expected …

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GB Railfreight educate Nottinghamshire school children about rail safety

On Thursday 3 February, children from Crossdale School, in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, received presentations from GB Railfreight’s (GBRf) safety team about the dangers of the railway. Rod Storer, Depot Safety Manager, and Chris Parsons, SHEQ Manager, from Rail Innovation and Development Centre (RIDC) Melton, based in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, led a series of presentations adapted to …

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GB Railfreight launch new service for Brett Aggregates

GB Railfreight (GBRf) and Brett Aggregates, independent building materials supplier, successfully launched a new aggregates service from Newhaven, East Sussex, to Thorney Mill, West Drayton, on Wednesday 19 January. This was the first service operated by GBRf from Brett Aggregates’ Newhaven collection terminal, which is capable of receiving 10,000t cargo vessels. The train consisted of …

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GB Railfreight boosts sustainability by trialling new battery powered locomotive

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has taken delivery of a Class 18 hybrid+ shunting locomotive as part of a three-month trial with Beacon Rail Leasing, marking the latest expansion of its growing fleet.  As GBRf looks towards the future of its assets, the shunting locomotive will enable low noise and zero emissions, demonstrating a clear contribution to …

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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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