Virgin ran the franchise for nearly two years after their successful legal challenge to the DfT reversed the proposed award to First Group just under two years ago. The extension announcement was made promising passenger and taxpayer benefits but many of these had been already proposed by bidders two years ago, so it is debatable as to how much is actually new.
The Covenant represents a promise by the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly. Through the Covenant, GB Railfreight recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to their business, with GB Railfreight promising to uphold the following commitments: The work that the men and women of our armed forces do could never be fully repaid, but GB Railfreight hopes that through our signing of the Covenant, in a small way we can show our enduring gratitude to the sacrifice that is made on a daily basis by these brave men and women, as well as their families back home.
Ex-servicepeople bring a unique skill set to GB Railfreight, and we look forward to welcoming more heroes to the GB team going forward. For further information, please contact: GB Railfreight is one of the fastest growing companies in the railway sector and transports goods for a wide range of customers.
For further information, please visit www. Since then, GBRf has been heavily involved in the Elizabeth line 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.
It is a great opportunity to continue the hard work on the Elizabeth line and knowing that GBRf has contributed to each phase of this huge infrastructure build and will continue to do so, is fantastic for us. ENDS For further information, please contact: Alstom will provide full maintenance support for 12 Class 92 locomotives securing employment for a production team of 5 plus a number of support Stakeholders of virgin trains at their Wembley Depot.
This new long-term contract, awarded by GB Railfreight GBRfwill see Alstom expanding their existing portfolio from coach maintenance to managing the maintenance of both carriages and locomotives for the Caledonian Sleeper services.
This will continue once the new Sleeper carriages are introduced later this year, streamlining processes and simplifying logistics by providing Serco and GBRf a one-stop shop for maintenance of the entire train. Our new contract with GBRf will mean we are responsible for the entire train, delivering seamless maintenance of both locomotives and coaches.
We are delighted Alstom will be maintaining the fleet and supporting the delivery of this service. Our service will be transformed later this year with the introduction of a new fleet of sleeper coaches, and this will help to deliver the highest standards of maintenance on our locomotives and coaches.
We provide the widest range of solutions in the market, from high-speed trains, metros and tramways to maintenance, infrastructure and signalling. About Alstom Global As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector.
Alstom offers a complete range of solutions from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-busespassenger solutions, customised services maintenance, modernisationinfrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions.
Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 32, people. The franchise, over the year contract period, began on the night of 31st March and Serco took over the management of all aspects of the Sleeper service including marketing, sales, the on-train hospitality service, vehicle maintenance and the provision of facilities at stations for Sleeper passengers.
The locomotive, which will haul waste on routes across the UK, was named at a ceremony on platform 7 at York station at 2. The partnership with GBRf marks another step forward in our strategy to develop our waste management infrastructure and innovate our customer offering.
By increasing the mobility of inactive waste, rail transportation will enhance our service offerings from our existing landfill network whilst also providing significant environmental benefits compared to road transportation.
We look forward to working with GBRf over the years to come. About Biffa Biffa is a leading UK-based integrated waste management business. The Group operates across the breadth of the waste management value chain, including the collection, treatment, processing and disposal of waste and recyclable materials, as well as related work in the production and sale of energy derived from waste and the sale of recovered commodities such as paper, glass, metals and plastic.
Across its operations, the Group managed approximately 3. For media enquiries contact biffa onlybeattie. Duncan has a wealth of experience of the rail freight sector.
On his new position, Duncan said: The next Control Period, which Network Rail is in the process of agreeing with the Government, could be pivotal for the future competitiveness of rail freight. The RFG must ensure that it puts across the views of the sector and that it achieves the outcomes that will be best for all who operate on the railways.
We are extremely lucky to have him here at GBRf, and it is great to see that the rest of the industry will soon be able to benefit from his insights. RFG is the leading representative body for rail freight in the UK, with a membership which includes some of the biggest names in logistics along with many smaller companies, all of which contribute to the success of rail freight.
They are playing a vital role in the development of CP6, the next Network Rail funding period which will run fromand GBRf is pleased to be able to contribute to this work.A second footbridge connecting all four platforms and extended platform canopies.
Listed building consent has already been granted for the footbridge. What is not known is whether there will be any crossovers located on the ramp leading up from the portal. Although there are no indications at present that there will be, a full crossover here could potentially be very useful in the event of a problem in the Connaught tunnel or the Crossrail tunnel under the Thames as it would enable trains to terminate .
Great North Western Railways to run in competition to Virgin? The Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded Virgin Trains another West Coast Main Line (WCML) franchise extension, this time for nearly three years to March with an option to extend operations to This means the next properly.
Cleaner Engine Technology Stagecoach is leading the way in investing in cleaner engine technology for its buses and trains. Buses: Stagecoach invests in hundreds of new buses and coaches every year, which meet the latest Euro emissions standards.
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