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GB Railfreight recruits Britain’s coolest trainspotter

The rail freight industry has a new face - TikTok trainspotting star Francis Bourgeois, the new brand ambassador for GB Railfreight (GBRf). Throughout 2022, he will be sharing his passion and insights for the railway, by showcasing the vital role of rail freight and going behind the scenes at GBRf – along with posting numerous clips of large, noisy diesel locos. Francis first came to GBRf’s attention with a video featuring ... [+]

Maersk to run daily Felixstowe-Sheffield train

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has signed a new two-year deal with AP Moller –Maersk to operate a daily service from Felixstowe to Newell & Wright’s new terminal in Tinsley, Sheffield. The new service will incorporate five new eco-fret 2 wagons that GBRf has recently procured from VTG. [+]

Drax wagons roll for five more years

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has extended its contract to move biomass from the ports of Tyne and Liverpool to Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire until 2025. The partnership dates back to 2010 when GBRf began moving biomass by rail from the Port of Tyne, initially using converted coal wagons. Drax ... [+]

Former ABP chief to chair GB railfreight

Former ABP chief executive James Cooper has been appointed chairman of GB Railfreight. In the past, he also held a leading role at Infracapital, which became the rail operator’s new owner in September 2019. [+]

New rail link to the Midlands

GB Railfreight has launched an intermodal service between ABP’s Birch Coppice terminal, near Birmingham and Felixstowe – its fifth new intermodal service in the past 18 months and the second into the Midlands terminal. The 33-wagon train will initially run five days a week. [+]

London Gateway gains Rotherham rail link

GB Railfreight has launched a new service between London Gateway and Newell & Wright’s terminal in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. The 37-wagon train will run five times a week in each direction, on behalf of shipping line MSC. [+]

First service to Doncaster’s iPort

GB Railfreight has operated the first train to the new iPort Rail inland port at Doncaster on 18 September. The fully loaded service departed Solent Stevedores in Southampton at 05:07 on Tuesday morning, arriving at iPort Rail at 14.33 the same afternoon, where its intermodal cargo was unloaded. The service ... [+]

New rail service links London with Duisburg – and beyond

GB Railfreight and Transfesa have launched a new Channel Tunnel rail service between London Gateway and Duisburg, Germany, on behalf of CMA CGM Logistics. The inaugural train left London Gateway rail terminal on 10 April. The new service will offer onward connections to other destinations, including Poland and China. Initially, it ... [+]

Signals men honoured

GB Railfreight renamed a class 66 diesel locomotive Royal Corps of Signals to mark Armed Forces Day on 24 June. It was officially named by managing director John Smith and Major General John Crackett of the Royal Corps of Signals at Swanage, where over 5,000 soldiers have taken part in ... [+]

GB Railfreight to run London

GB Railfreight has signed a three-year contract to manage the movement and preparation of all trains running in and out of the DP World London Gateway Port. The company has added eight employees who were previously working at the port for the former operator. GBRf managing director John Smith, said: “This ... [+]

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