GBRf Announce New Southampton to Manchester Intermodal Service

GBRf Announce New Southampton to Manchester Intermodal Service GB Railfreight are delighted to announce the start (Monday 2 September) of another new intermodal service, this time from Solent Stevedores, Southampton, to Maritimes Terminal in Trafford, Manchester. This will be the third daily service GBRf offer from one of the UK’s leading deep-sea container ports. This …

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GBRf’s £2 Million Refurbished Class 92 to Enter Caledonian Sleeper Service

GB Railfreight are pleased to announce that Locomotive 92006 has re-entered service following a £2 million refurbishment at Wabtec’s Brush Traction facility in Loughborough. The Class 92 will be used on the Caledonian Sleeper route once it has completed testing. Originally completed in 1996, the Class 92 last ran in 2006 before being placed into …

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GB Railfreight and Newell & Wright unveil new ‘Made in Sheffield’ Locomotive

(Photo credit: Richard Gennis) GB Railfreight and Newell & Wright are pleased to announce the naming of the new Class 66 locomotive at a dedicated naming ceremony held today (9 July) at DP World’s, London Gateway site, in Thurrock. The new locomotive, called ‘Made in Sheffield’, was unveiled by John Smith, Managing Director of GBRf, …

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EVENING STANDARD: More rail freight can help London be greener

By John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight When we think of London’s rail network, images of commuters packed tightly onto trains heading into the capital for the daily grind comes to mind. The well-worn route for millions of people is a reminder of the dependence London has on its rail network. Transporting the capital’s …

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GB Railfreight and CEMEX Launch New Branded Locomotive at Official Naming Ceremony

On Wednesday, GB Railfreight (GBRf) and Global building materials supplier CEMEX presented the new CEMEX-liveried locomotive at a dedicated naming ceremony held at Dove Holes Quarry, Buxton. The new locomotive is called The Cemex Express. The name was unveiled at the event by record producer and rail enthusiast Pete Waterman. Resplendent in the white, blue …

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GB Railfreight works with Network Rail to re-open March sidings

GB Railfreight (GBRf) is delighted to announce that in partnership with Network Rail, it has secured a lease for the long-disused March Up Yard rail sidings complex in Cambridgeshire. The site is just over three acres in size and will accommodate trains of up to 320m in length.  It will operate in conjunction with the …

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GB Railfreight Appoint New Head Of Market Development

Carl Kent, GB Railfreight’s (GBRf) current Head of Strategy and Innovation has been appointed Head of Market Development and will assume his new role and responsibilities from 17 June 2019. Kent has worked within the business for five years. He has been highly influential in the successful implementation and delivery of many major contracts in …

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GB Railfreight To Introduce Three Class 66 Locomotives To The UK Rail Network

GB Railfreight (GBRf) are delighted to announce three Class 66 locomotives are to be leased from Beacon Rail Leasing and introduced to the UK rail network from Sweden. The locomotives T66 403/4/5 will become 66 790/791/792 and mark GBRf’s continued growth and investment in its fleet. These locomotives are the most widely operated modern freight …

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GB Railfreight Announce New Service From Felixstowe To IPort

GB Railfreight (GBRf) are today delighted to announce the start of a new service from the Port of Felixstowe to iPort Rail in Doncaster, marking the company’s continued expansion into the Intermodal market. The service will run 5 days a week, and represents GBRf’s 16th intermodal service to date, following rapid expansion into the market …

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