GB Railfreight is celebrating a Crossrail contract extension. The Crossrail work includes running services from Willesden Euro-terminal to Crossrail’s waste facility in Northfleet. The trains carry approximately 1000 tonnes per day. GB Railfreight has been awarded this extension, having worked on the Crossrail project since 2012.
GBRf’s original contract with Crossrail contractor BFK, a joint venture between BAM, Ferrovial and Kier, began in summer 2012 and has to date seen more than 860 class 66 hauled trains of JNA box wagons at work between west London and Kent. This extended contract is with BFK working with Costain/SkanskaJV and will run until November 2014.
In September 2013, GBRf reached a milestone in its Crossrail work as it shifted the one millionth tonne of excavated material from Crossrail’s tunnel in west London to Northfleet in Kent. The excavated material from the tunnels is stored in Northfleet before being loaded on ships bound for an RSPB Nature Reserve at Wallasea Island, Essex, to be used in the development of a landmark conservation project.
Says John Smith, Managing Director of GBRf, ‘We are delighted that our contract with Crossrail contractor BFK has been extended and we are proud to expand our portfolio of services which support the major enhancements of London’s transport infrastructure.
‘GBRf welcomes its role in such a vital project and is pleased that its high level of customer satisfaction and high performance measures continue to ensure extended relations with important customers such as BFK.