Friday 19th Jul 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

GB Railfreight expands fleet with Beacon Rail deal

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GB Railfreight is expanding its fleet with a sale and leaseback of ten class 60 locomotives with Beacon Rail.

It said the new locomotives will enable both higher trailing weights on certain routes, as well as offering greater efficiency. In particular, the increase in the number of locomotives means that there can be further growth on existing contracts, including GBRf’s ‘Flying Dustman’ service in partnership with Biffa. This started back in March, and sees muck taken away from sites in major industrial centres Manchester and Leeds.

GBRf managing director John Smith,  said: “GB Railfreight is thrilled to be in the position to expand our fleet of locos in this way. The move is demonstrative of why GBRf is the UK’s fastest growing rail freight company, and this rate of development will only continue.  Many thanks to the team at Beacon Rail for helping to make this expansion a reality.”