Reaching the places other trains cannot

GB Railfreight (GBRf) is using the power of its brand to raise awareness of something most men would rather not think about. It unveiled a Class 66 locomotive - named League Managers Association in honour of Prostate Cancer UK’s corporate partner – on 12 August at Victoria Station in London, painted in a unique livery featuring Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘ Man of Men’ logo- to highlight the campaign against one of ... [+]

MSC signs five year train deal with GBRf

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has signed a new five-year deal with GB Railfreight (GBRf). The new agreement will be volume-based and is expected to increase wagon utilisation that in turn will help further reduce carbon emissions. Services will operate from Felixstowe and London Gateway to the Midlands and Yorkshire , ... [+]

Another Scots rail link for Teesport

Teesport has gained another rail link to central Scotland, to Elderslie near Glasgow. The route is a northwards extension of the existing Teesport to Doncaster service, and will be operated by GB Railfreight. It will allow for the deposit of empty containers and collection of export cargo through Teesport in ... [+]

GBRf calls for ‘evangelist’ to preach freight gospel

GB Railfreight has called for a ‘Freight Evangelist’ to be appointed to steer the sector’s future growth following the Covid crisis. It says that the new position, which will oversee all rail freight operations, is expected to be unveiled with the publication of the long-awaited Rail White Paper this week, in ... [+]

New wagons to cut GBRf’s fuel bill

GB Railfreight took delivery of the first Ecofret2 triple-container flat wagons from VTG Rail in April at its headquarters in Peterborough. The design removes empty spaces that are often present in other wagons, which is not only operationally inefficient but causes turbulence during the journey and increases fuel consumption. 08/04/21 GB ... [+]

On track for the East Midlands – updated

GB Railfreight has launched a five-days-a-week intermodal service from Solent Stevedores terminal in Southampton to Maritime Transport’s East Midlands Gateway. It is its fourth daily service from the port and its 20th intermodal service. GBRf is offering loaded and empty storage and final-mile delivery. The rail company is also set to start ... [+]

[aas_zone zone_id="13529"]