GB Railfreight to manage all London Gateway trains

All freight trains running in and out of the strategic DP World London Gateway Port are to be operated by GB Railfreight (GBRf) under a new agreement. The three-year deal means a significant expansion of operations for GBRf at the arrival & departure location for the UK’s newly-established China-bound services.

GBRf began operations in March at DP World London Gateway, which is located in Essex on the River Thames Estuary, and under the contract has expanded its presence at the port, adding eight employees who were previously working for the former operator. It’s a major step in GBRf’s ambition to support DP World in growing volumes and developing a reliable, safe rail operation.

‘Fantastic opportunity’

John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight, said: “GB Railfreight is delighted to announce that it will be supporting DP World in the smooth operations of its London Gateway facility. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop our services in London and ensure that the economy continues to function effectively. Additionally, that efforts to lower air pollution through the reduction of lorries on the capital’s roads are successful. We hope to continue to build on this relationship and ensure that passengers receive the optimum service.”

Author: Simon Weedy

Simon is a journalist for - a dedicated online platform for all the news about the rail freight sector

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