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GB Railfreight announce deal with DB Cargo for Class 60 maintenance

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced a new three-year deal with fellow rail freight company DB Cargo UK to undertake the maintenance of ten Class 60 locomotives as well as providing technical in-field support. The agreement will see GBRf’s engineering team work closely with DB Cargo UK to drive locomotive performance and provide professional engineering support. …

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GB Railfreight and CEMEX unveil new service from Dove Holes to Crawley

GB Railfreight (GBRf) and global building materials supplier CEMEX have unveiled a new service from Dove Holes Quarry, Buxton to Crawley. This was the first train that has been operated by GBRf on the route to Crawley with products being conveyed on cut and shut aggregate hoppers that have been repurposed from coal hoppers. The …

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GB Railfreight Announce lease of VTG Rail UK Ltd Wagons

GB Railfreight, the UK’s third-largest rail freight operator, has announced it has signed a new multi million contract for the lease of an additional 52 Ecofret2® Intermodal wagons from VTG Rail UK Ltd, the UK’s largest private wagon hire company. The news comes after GBRf recently announced the leasing of 32 Ecofret2® triple wagon sets, …

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GB Railfreight announce extra investment in Cambridgeshire properties and facilities despite economic uncertainty

Despite the ongoing national and international disruption caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, GB Railfreight (GBRf) one of the UK’s leading rail freight operators, has announced a series of investments into its existing facilities and properties in Cambridgeshire. GB Railfreight is continuing to invest in its site at Maskew Avenue, in Peterborough where its state-of-the-art simulators are …

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GB Railfreight does its bit to tackle the stigma of mental health

GB Railfreight is delighted to be marking Mental Health Awareness Week (18 May – 24 May) which champions the theme of kindness, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many organisations, GB Railfreight is passionate about trying to break down the stigma relating to mental health and as a company it seeks to create …

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GB Railfreight Capt. Tom Moore miniature train raises £140,000 for NHS

GB Railfreight, one of the UK’s leading rail freight operators, has teamed up with model manufacture Hornby Hobbies to make a miniature version of the locomotive it named after Capt. Tom Moore last week to raise money for the NHS. Having seen the reaction to the unveiling of the 129-tonne, Class 66 freight locomotive named …

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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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