GB Railfreight launches new rail freight service connecting London Gateway to iPort Doncaster

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GB Railfreight (GBRf), one of the country’s leading rail freight providers, has started a new intermodal service this week, connecting London Gateway with iPort Doncaster.

This new service by GBRf will be utilising their brand-new FEA-G intermodal wagons, each of the new high-density twin wagons can carry six twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) on each service, significantly increasing the volume of cargo that can be transported on each journey.

GBRf will be running five trains a week from DP World London Gateway with iPort Doncaster providing a regular service between two strategically important locations for rail freight. 

Julie Garn, Head of Intermodal at GB Railfreight said:

“We always aim to innovate our services to best meet the needs of a changing and demanding market. We believe this new service will unlock a further opportunity for existing and new customers to support their efforts and reduce their carbon emissions. Every time one of our trains runs, we remove up to 129 HGVs from our congested roads and help move us closer to net zero.”

John Trenchard, UK Commercial & Supply Chain Director at DP World, said:

“DP World is delighted with the announcement of the new GB Railfreight service between London Gateway and iPort Doncaster. Not only does this demonstrate DP World’s support for the Government’s modal shift ambitions, the service will complement our growing range of port-to-port capabilities and our focus on providing low carbon solutions. At a time when the pressure to manage costs, maintain reliability and improve speed has never been greater, helping our customers stay competitive is vital, and this new GB Railfreight service will help our customers do just that.”

Steve Freeman, Managing Director at iPort Rail said:

“I am delighted to see the new arrival of a daily service connecting London Gateway and iPort Rail Doncaster. The introduction of this service is further proof of the strategic positioning of the iPort Terminal on the UK logistics map. It is also testimony to the strong relationship the Port has built with GBRf, which continues to grow, in providing the UK supply chain with excellent connectivity and service levels.”

Lead image: GB Railfreight’s first service leaving London Gateway for iPort Doncaster on Monday 29 January. Photo credit: GBRf

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