GB Railfreight announces contract with Lynemouth Power

By GB Railfreight | January 02, 2017

GB Railfreight (GBRf), one of the largest rail freight operators in the U.K., has announced it has signed a rail haulage contract with Lynemouth Power Ltd., following a successful tender submission.

The new service is expected to commence in the second half of 2017. GBRf plans to run up to 27 trains per week, delivering over 37k tones of biomass per week. The trains will run between Port of Tyne and Lynemouth Power Station.

The contract comes as part of a 10-year investment project for the power station. GBRf previously demonstrated its reliability along this route whilst running coal services to Lynemouth power station when it was owned by RWEST. The last coal train into the station was April 2015.

John Smith, managing director of GB Railfreight, said, "We are delighted to announce this new contract with Lynemouth Power, as a result of the commitment and dedication from our team. GB Railfreight has grown extensively over the past few years, and new contracts with companies such as Lynemouth Power are an indication of the positive outlook for our company’s future. This new contract shows the strength of our company, at a critical time for investment in the rail freight industry, we are very proud we are able to continue to grow in this environment.  We are extremely pleased sign this deal with Lynemouth Power, we look forward to working closely with them to help deliver power to the U.K.”

The announcement follows the completion of a deal between GBRf and PUMA energy last month, to run fuels services from Interminals Immingham East.