Topic: GB Railfreight

Greater capacity most important says UK industry

Rail freight professionals in the UK have overwhelmingly chosen increased network capacity as the primary factor required to enable sustainable growth in the sector. This was concluded in an online poll, conducted by corporate law...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

GB Railfreight simulator and sidings developments

UK operator GB Railfreight has announced extra investment in its Cambridgeshire properties and facilities despite economic uncertainty. The investment package covers training for the future, and trading for the here and now. (more…)Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Gypsum contract renewed between GBRf and Etex

UK operator GB Railfreight, and their managing director John Smith, is celebrating a renewed contract with a construction industry manufacturer, which will see their partnership extend for another three years. (more…)Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Rubbish by rail wastes no time restarting

GB Railfreight has started moving construction waste generated by several major projects around London. The flows run from a dedicated terminal to a Home Counties landfill, taking around 60 trucks off the roads every day. If...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Cemex UK pouring resources into rail

The aggregates conglomerate Cemex is looking to build on its relationship with rail in the UK. They have already upgraded facilities at their Derbyshire quarry, and their handling facility in Salford, Greater Manchester. There is...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

GBRf pitches for Scottish business

The head of a leading rail freight operator in Britain has made its case for more business in Scotland, which would grow the overall market and reduce rural road miles. John Smith, the founder and chief...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Freight trains fuel up London Heathrow

High octane deliveries by rail are now part of the daily flight plan at London Heathrow. The airport is sky high in all the vital aviation statistics, including passenger numbers and cargo handling, but it...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Hector Rail appoints John Smith as CEO

John Smith, the MD and founder of GB Railfreight (GBRf) has been appointed as the new CEO of its parent company the Hector Rail Group. Hector Rail, an independent train haulage provider established in 2004, is...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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ETCS retrofit for UK freight fleet

A highly efficient UK rail freight network is a step closer with the signing of a new deal to upgrade the nation’s freight trains with European Train Control System (ETCS) onboard technology. ETCS ensures that trains...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy