GB Railfreight train

GB Railfreight extends partnership with Network Rail

One of the country’s largest rail freight operators has extended its haulage contract with Network Rail.

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has signed a two-year contract extension with the option of a third year with the UK’s railway operator, and will continue to provide critical services for Network Rail’s engineering works and renewals.

Mark Dickinson, Director, Supply Chain Services at Network Rail, said:

“By extending our contract with GB Railfreight, we can continue to move our essential engineering materials safely and efficiently across the country to support projects that deliver a better railway for passengers and freight customers.”

This work will include the provision of possession trains and the movement of Network Rail wagons to support engineering trains.

GBRf will continue to operate bulk services for the transportation of stone from quarries to Network Rail Logistics Delivery Centres (LDCs), with up to four daily trains allocated for such work.

Under the agreement, GBRf will also continue to operate LDCs at Whitemoor, Eastleigh and Bescot. These facilities are instrumental in enabling efficient distribution of materials and equipment to deliver maintenance, renewal and enhancement projects across the rail network.

John Smith, CEO of GBRf, said, "We are delighted to extend our partnership with Network Rail, further cementing our role in supporting the operation and maintenance of the UK's rail infrastructure. We’re proud to deliver reliable and high-quality services that contribute to the continued success of the UK rail industry."

Image credit: GB Railfreight


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