The New Year gets off to a good start for GB Railfreight which has started running a new service for Aggregates Industries (AI) as part of a five-year deal to transport sand and stone from AI quarries to various depots and handling sites across Britain.
Locomotive 66714, identification 6M28, left Croft Quarry at 23.15 on Monday, 5 January, and arrived in Neasden Freight Terminal at 05.56 on Tuesday, 6 January.
The multi-million pound contract will see GB Railfreight running five trains a day, five days a week.
Last year, GBRf invested over £50 million in locomotives and rolling stock.
Says John Smith, managing director of GB Railfreight, ‘We have recently been looking at expanding our aggregates business across the UK because we believe we have the team and fleet available to deliver optimum solutions in the area.
‘This five-year contract with Aggregate Industries is a key milestone in this progression, trebling our workflows, and we are delighted to be working with such a prestigious name in supporting the construction sector.’