GB Railfreight (GBRf) has completed two major upgrade projects aimed at improving vital Local Distribution Centres (LDCs) in Eastleigh and Bescot.
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The UK government has announced the formation of a new public body, Great British Railways, which will bring the UK's railways under single, accountable national leadership.
Ahead of the publication of the UK government's Rail White Paper, GB Railfreight has called for the appointment of a 'Freight Evangelist’ to steer the UK rail freight sector and assure future growth.
The wagons will be used to support GB Railfreight's growing demand for intermodal services and contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions.
Under the new contract, which builds on an existing 10-year relationship, GBRf will provide internal shunting services for Celsa Steel UK, as well as all internal rail movements.
The extension of the contract will result in the expansion of GBRf's fleet, the repair capacity at two of its depots and the number of field service engineers.
The partnership will manage the production of intermodal wagons by Greenbrier and marks another step towards the promotion of sustainable and low carbon freight transport.
GB Railfreight will operate RIDC Melton, which provides safe and reliable testing environments for new and modified technology within the rail industry, for a total of four years.
The new service marks GBRf’s continued expansion into the intermodal market and represents its seventh intermodal service into a Maritime Transport Ltd facility.
GB Railfreight will run over 100 trains from Doncaster and Whitemoor to King's Cross over the course of February to May 2021, representing the largest possession site that GBRf will have contributed to at any one time.
The UK rail industry has expressed its displeasure with the UK Chancellor’s Budget 2021, which lacked any visibility on upcoming rail schemes.
GBRf and GRS Rail Services have moved over 1.8 million tonnes of aggregates across the UK to support the construction industry in the last five years, and have now extended their existing contract.