GB Railfreight (GBRf), one of the UK’s leading rail freight companies, has won a contract with J Clubb Ltd, the British-based aggregates and concrete company. The contract will see GBRf move ash from Cottam Power Stations in Nottinghamshire to the HH Celcon brick works in Borough Green, near Sevenoaks in Kent.
The first train ran on 4th July 2017 and the contract will last for 12 months. GBRf will be transporting the ash for use in the manufacture of ‘aircrete’ blocks, which are then used in building and construction.
John Smith, Managing Director at GB Railfreight says:
“This contract win is great news not just for GBRf but for both J Clubb and HH Celcon as well. It is a vote of confidence in GBRf and its ability to deliver a quality service for clients, as well as our aim to ensure as much freight in the UK is moved by rail as possible. We are delighted to be working with J Clubb on this, and hope that a long-term partnership develops in the coming months.”
Ed Surman, Production Director of HH Celcon, says:
“I’ve just reviewed GBRf’s performance since it began the rail haulage service. The service has been first class, every train scheduled has run, it has never been short of a single wagon and the quantities have been on target. Thanks to all involved at GBRf in making this work, moving this business has been a revelation, I wish we had done it sooner!”
GB Railfreight has a fleet of over 130 locomotives and 1,100 wagons, providing a wide range of rail transport solutions and rail services to its customers. Its team of 650 people operates over 1,000 trainloads a week, moving 15% of the UK’s rail freight.