GB Railfreight has won a contract with B Logistics, the Belgian rail freight company, to move kaolin between Belgium and Scotland.
GBRf is moving china clay slurry from Antwerp to Scotland – it’s known as the ‘silver bullet’ train in the rail industry and is a well-established freight service on the network.
John Smith, Managing Director at GB Railfreight says: “Our first service in this flow arrived four minutes early into the rail terminal and we aim to deliver this level of service through the duration of the contract. We’re very pleased to be working with B Logistics to connect Belgium and Britain and deliver Kaolin to the paper mill in Scotland.”
GBRf will be using a mixed traction strategy across its element of the 1000km journey, with its Class 92 electric fleet delivering the train through the Channel Tunnel, running the service as far north as Carlisle, where it will then switch to its Class 66 diesel traction for the leg into Scotland.