Industry joins forces to improve freight safety and performance

Network Rail has joined with key industry partners to tackle delays and safety risks in a boost for the country’s thriving freight sector. Data analysis by Network Rail, freight operators and the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has shown...

New hybrid locomotive set to slash CO2 emissions for consumers and business

Cutting-edge hybrid locomotive set to run on UK rail freight networks, slashing CO2 emissions for consumers and businesses, signalling a major milestone for the UK’s net zero progress. GB Railfreight (GBRf), one of the UK’s largest national rail freight operators and...

GB Railfreight names new locomotive in support of Ukraine

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has today unveiled its latest Class 66 locomotive named ‘Glory to Ukraine’, outshopped in a special Ukrainian livery. GBRf stands with Ukraine and this newly painted locomotive honours the people affected by the conflict as they continue...

UK first rail freight electrification trial boosts industry net zero ambitions

A rail freight terminal in Northamptonshire has become the first in the UK to demonstrate an innovative overhead electrification system, which could spell the end for diesel on electrified rail routes and boost the industry’s net zero ambitions. The Decarbonisation & Electrification...

DB Cargo UK successfully trials the use of ‘combi-consists’

DB Cargo UK is trialling the use of ‘combi-consists’ to increase capacity, improve customer service and improve its efficiency. This month the UK’s largest rail freight operator ran a unique jumbo train from Belmont Yard in Doncaster to Barking, East...

GB Railfreight and Porterbrook partner to build 50 new wagons for sustainable rail freight growth

GB Railfreight (GBRf) and rolling stock company Porterbrook are today (15th March) announcing the production of 50 new Greenbrier box wagons, building on their 15-year relationship as part of a sharp growth in rail freight demand. The transaction marks a...

Toyota launches cross-Channel rail freight service to cut emissions

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has started transporting new cars by cross-Channel freight train services between its Valenciennes vehicle logistics hub in northern France and the major UK rail depot at Toton, in Nottinghamshire. This is the first phase of...

Timber freight train runs for first time since 2004

A partnership between Network Rail and freight operator Colas Rail, has seen rail-transported timber delivered to a sawmill in Abergavenny in Wales for the first time since 2004. Felled in a forest in south Devon, the timber was transported 92...

GB Railfreight improves safety and operations with rollout of cloud technology

21st Century’s Journeo Portal connects entire fleet of Class 66 locomotives. GB Railfreight (GBRf), working in partnership with 21st Century, part of Journeo plc, has upgraded its entire fleet of almost 100 Class 66 locomotives with new Forward-Facing CCTV (FFCCTV)...

GB Railfreight launch new service for Brett Aggregates

GB Railfreight (GBRf) and Brett Aggregates, independent building materials supplier, successfully launched a new aggregates service from Newhaven, East Sussex, to Thorney Mill, West Drayton, on Wednesday 19 January. This was the first service operated by GBRf from Brett Aggregates’...

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LNER puts viewers in the driver’s seat

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has shared a rare insight into the spectacular views of Teesside and the Durham...