GB Railfreight to haul cement for construction in London

GB Railfreight has entered another seven years of partnership with Hanson Cement. The British rail freight operator will carry the important commodity across the country to terminals at London King’s Cross, Avonmouth (Bristol) and Mossend (Glasgow), supporting major construction projects in these areas.

GB Railfreight will operate on average nine trains a week transporting cement in tank wagons from Ketton cement works in Rutland and Ribblesdale cement works in Lancashire. With the renewed partnership, it supports construction projects in London as well as the development of Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station.

Cement for the first time

John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be providing more rail freight services for Hanson. We already provide four trains a week between Ribblesdale and Avonmouth, and this deal will see GB Railfreight haul cement for the first time. We are delighted to continue our partnership and look forward to developing this specific part of Hanson’s supply chain.”

Matt Barlow, Supply Chain Director for Hanson UK, added: “We are working to increase the tonnage of material we transport by rail across the UK. This arrangement helps us to
take trucks off the roads and reduce our carbon emissions. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with GB Railfreight, who have always provided us with an excellent service.”

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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