The deals with HS2 contractors will see GB Railfreight join forces with Rail Stone Solutions to deliver aggregates by rail to the high-speed rail project’s main construction compounds.
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As part of the Great North Rail Project, Network Rail is investing £36 million to transform Manchester’s railway signalling system and improve journeys for passengers and freight.
Over the next decade, up to 15,000 freight trains will haul 10 million tonnes of aggregate to HS2 construction sites, representing a massive reduction in carbon emissions and marking a significant investment for Britain’s rail freight sector.
As part of Global Railway Review’s ‘The Future of Rail Freight’ series, John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight, discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how the increased global focus on sustainability will hopefully result in a more successful rail freight industry.
GB Railfreight - the third largest rail freight operator in the United Kingdom - has announced that it has appointed Tim Hartley as Business Development Director.
The new route highlights GB Railfreight's efforts to expand its intermodal offering, representing its 20th intermodal service to date.
GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced a new three-year deal with DB Cargo UK to undertake the maintenance of 10 Class 60 locomotives, as well as providing technical in-field support.
By introducing the new sidings, GB Railfreight gains much needed track capacity to help facilitate its growing intermodal services.
Following an order for 32 Ecofret2® triple wagon sets, GB Railfreight has announced that it has ordered 52 Ecofret2® intermodal wagons from VTG.
The new investments will be focused on developing GB Railfreight's existing facilities and properties in Cambridgeshire, highlighting the company’s commitment to investing in the UK economy.
Alex joins GB Railfreight from Network Rail and will play a pivotal role in supporting the recovery of the railway post-COVID-19.
GB Railfreight hopes to utilise commuter trains not currently being used to help transport vital medical supplies to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Issuing the Notice to Proceed to the four Main Works Civils Contractors is the next significant step of Phase One of Britain’s HS2 project.
GBRf is working closely with Drax Power Station to ensure the continued transportation of vital supplies in order to sustain the provision of electricity to the UK amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
For our 'Improving Rail's Environmental Impact' series, John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight, writes that rail freight has a vital role to play in helping the UK meet some of its most significant challenges, including the immediate challenge of responding to COVID-19, and the longer-term challenge of helping the…