GBRf’s extensive and flexible infrastructure services have made the company a key player in delivering Britain’s infrastructure projects.

The GBRf infrastructure team deliver services which support the supply chain for rail infrastructure work for Network Rail and Crossrail, as well as the forthcoming HS2 project. Crossrail was one of the largest British railway projects of modern times and GBRf played a part in its construction every step of the way. More recently, GBRf has diversified by operating and maintaining Crossrail’s yellow plant which includes a rail milling machine and self-propelled engineering trains. This is also an area the company sees for future growth.

In Network Rail’s Control Period 5 (April 2014 to March 2019), GBRf became experts in the operation of seasonal treatment trains undertaking the removal of leaf mulch from the rail head in the autumn and snow and ice clearance in the winter. Control Period 6 (April 2019 to March 2024) will see these operations continue, as well as to grow. On behalf of Network Rail, GBRf also manages all operations at Whitemoor Yard, where performance was the best in the country in Control Period 5. In CP6 GBRf will additionally mange all yard operations at Bescot and Eastleigh as well as continue at Whitemoor, plus take additional steps to embed more into the end-to-end supply chain management.

GBRf’s track record for flexibility, reliability, delivery, and excellent standards of customer care have helped its infrastructure team secure a five-year contract to supply UK-wide possession and support services to Network Rail. This sees further growth for the company both in Control Period 6 and beyond.

Key Facts

Our possession services operate UK wide and in 2018 GBRf operated 850 trains across the UK.

GBRf operate three of the largest and most efficient rail terminals in the UK which act as strategic railway locations to deliver large infrastructure projects to enhance the railway.

GBRf operate 50% of the Bulk and Network services to position material at railway yards such as Eastleigh, Bescot and Whitemoor within the UK for railway infrastructure projects.

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