GB Railfreight (GBRf) is pleased to announce its success in winning the Crossrail Yellow Plant contract, agreeing a five-year deal with the potential for a three-year extension.
The contract will see GBRf operating and maintaining Yellow Plant for Transport for London (TfL) on the newly-built Crossrail Elizabeth Line. Delivering this contract will see GBRf’s involvement in the Crossrail construction project come full circle. In 2012 GBRf supported the Crossrail tunnel excavation, taking London spoil from Westbourne Park to Northfleet. The product ended up on Wallasea Island, creating Europe’s largest man-made wetland nature reserve which supports GBRf’s sustainability goals. Since then, GBRf has been heavily involved in the Crossrail Tunnel fit-out, supplying up to 27 drivers a day, seven days a week.
The contract is demonstrative of just how far GBRf has come in recent years. Operating and maintaining Yellow Plant sees the company diversify from its traditional business model of ‘hook and haul’, to a more varied business model. This enhances and progresses GBRf’s vision for growth in both its engineering and operations.
John Smith, Managing Director of GBRf said:
“Winning the Crossrail Yellow Plant contract is fantastic news. Having been heavily involved with delivery of construction rail services for the project, the award of a longer-term operations and maintenance contract shows just how valued GBRf’s contribution has been. Whilst mainly invisible to those above ground Crossrail is a civil engineering marvel that will transform London’s transport system. I’m extremely proud of GBRf’s involvement with the whole venture.”