Rail Services

Rail Services

GB Railfreight Rail Services provide a wide range of offerings across the length and breadth of the country and beyond. With bespoke services at the core of what we do, our clients will find what they need with us.

We are proud to be an integral part in the movement of rolling stock. Our Rail Service team has been involved in moving all type of passenger and non-passenger rolling stock from different parts of the UK and Europe for 20 years. We have been working with our clients such as Hitachi to deliver the new IEP trains, testing and commissioning on both ECML and GWR franchise. Our team has a range of competent staff to suit our clients’ operational needs, including storage and movement between depots for maintenance.

Another aspect of the GBRf Rail Services that we are very proud of, is our charters. We operate a range of passenger charter services tailored to our client’s needs. These charter trains are run from different parts of the UK covering a number of mainline and branch line operations.

When it comes to the height of rail travel very few things can compare to GBRf’s operations of the state-of-the-art Belmond Royal Scotsman. Since 2016 we have been unveiling the spirit of Scotland with our travellers, winding through the breath-taking views and vistas of the Scottish Highlands. GBRf is also contracted to operate the Caledonian Sleeper for Serco, an overnight sleeper service running from London to Scotland. We have supported their operations since 2015 not only to operate the service but to test and commission new MK5 coaches manufactured by CAF.


Key Facts

For the first six months of 2019 GBRf have operated over 151,000 miles of test train running with newly built trains being readied for entry into service.

Through the first six months of 2019 GBRf have provided over 1,230 driver shifts to help operate services for other customers.

Between January and June in 2019 GBRf have successfully completed 400 individual moves of locomotives or rolling stock for customers requiring their vehicles to be moved for refresh, modification, repair or to events.

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