GB Railfreight announce new service from Southampton to Manchester

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GB Railfreight has announced that they have started another new intermodal service, this time from Solent Stevedores, Southampton, to Maritimes Terminal in Trafford, Manchester.

This will be the third daily service GBRf offer from one of the UK’s leading deep-sea container ports. This new service marks GBRf’s continued expansion into the intermodal market and the vital role rail freight plays in delivering goods around the country. GBRf continues to prioritise converting the volume from the road to rail in the intermodal market.

The new service will run five days a week and represents GBRf’s 17th intermodal service to date. An average freight train removes 80 HGV journeys from roads every day.

What did the officials say?

John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight, said:

“I am thrilled to see the beginning of this new service. Our growth in intermodal shows GBRf’s dedication to innovation, offering flexible door-to-door solutions that meet our customer’s needs, as well as a consistently reliable service.

We are very proud of the hard work that has been put in to be the industry’s trusted intermodal carrier.”

Stuart Cullen, CEO of Solent Stevedores, said:

“We are delighted that GB Railfreight has started a new service from Solent Stevedores to Manchester.

We have a strong working relationship and are thrilled that our partnership is flourishing through their new intermodal services from our terminal”.

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