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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 ÂŁ3 million building accommodates GBRf’s traincrew and office …

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GB Railfreight complete ÂŁ1.5 million upgrade to Eastleigh and Bescot LDCs for Network Rail

GB Railfreight complete ÂŁ1.5 million upgrade to Eastleigh and Bescot LDCs for Network Rail 26th July 2021 – GB Railfreight (GBRf) has completed two major upgrade projects funded by Network Rail worth over ÂŁ1.5 million, aimed at improving vital Local Distribution Centres (LDCs) in Eastleigh and Bescot. Both LDCs act as a focal point for …

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Life of former inspector of railways celebrated with freight train named in his honour

Life of former inspector of railways celebrated with freight train named in his honour GB Railfreight and the Office of Rail and Road has honoured the last Royal Engineer officer to be appointed a HM Railway Inspector, Major John Poyntz, by naming a freight train after him. GB Railfreight’s Class 66 train – 66764 – …

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GBRf celebrate wins at Golden Whistles Awards 2021

GBRf celebrate wins at Golden Whistles Awards 2021 GB Railfreight are celebrating two wins at this year’s virtual Golden Whistles Awards, following the announcement that GBRf has won the Silver Whistle award in the Freight Performance and the Delay Minutes Award categories. The Golden Whistles Awards are organised by Modern Railways and the Institution of …

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GBRf & MSC UK drive sustainability with new 5-year rail deal

GBRf & MSC UK drive sustainability with new 5-year rail deal GB Railfreight (GBRf) and Mediterranean Shipping Company (UK) Ltd. (MSC) are delighted to announce a new five-year deal, further strengthening their long-established relationship and joint commitment to delivering sustainable solutions for customers. GBRf has been a provider of rail services to MSC since 2002. …

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GB Railfreight comment on the publication of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail White Paper

Commenting on the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail White Paper, published today, John Smith, Managing Director at GB Railfreight, said: “We welcome the publication of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail and appreciate the warm words used to describe rail freight – correctly identified as having played a crucial role in keeping food and medical supplies moving …

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GBRf extend contract with Belmond for Royal Scotsman, A Belmond Train, Scotland’s haulage

GBRf extend contract with Belmond for Royal Scotsman, A Belmond Train, Scotland’s haulage GB Railfreight (GBRf) is delighted to announce that it has reached an agreement with Belmond to extend its existing contract to haul Belmond’s prestigious Royal Scotsman luxury sleeper train. The partnership will last for an additional five years and will see GBRf …

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