GB Railfreight doubles gypsum contract

The first GB Railfreight train to run as part of a new five-year contract for Siniat departed West Burton Power Station on August 2, running to Royal Portbury Dock (Bristol).

The contract will entail the freight operator transporting gypsum to the plasterboard producer’s factories in Portbury and Ferrybridge.

In September 2014, GBRf won a short-term deal with Siniat to carry gypsum between West Burton and Portbury, which ran four times a week using one box wagon set. The new deal includes this flow again, but also doubles Siniat operations, with six trains per week running between Cottam and Ferrybridge, involving a second box set.

  • For more on this news story, see RAIL 781 published on August 19 2015

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  • Michael Finch - 04/08/2015 11:05

    Always pleases me greatly, to hear of all increases in Rail freight / goods movements, far better than road movement, and I hope these companies prosper.

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  • Simon - 12/08/2015 13:31

    Interesting reading as the STP paths for these trains which ran for 6 months had to be retimed most weeks around the Bristol area so not to clash with 6V70 going into Avonmouth from Bristol Parkway sidings. I therefore assume NR have found compliant paths to run these trains WTT given the amount of issues these services caused when they ran ad hoc from West Burton..

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