GB Railfreight claims top prize at UK Rail Industry Awards

GB Railfreight claims top prize at UK Rail Industry Awards

GB Railfreight was named as Operator of the Year at the annual UK Rail Industry Awards 2015.  Run and organised by Rail Technology Magazine, the awards are open to anyone working or supplying the UK rail sector.

The choice of the 21-strong independent judging panel from across the industry, GB Railfreight beat off stiff competition from a trio of passenger rail operators to claim the award.

The accolade acknowledges the operator’s substantial achievements over the past year.  In 2013-14, the company’s turnover exceeded £100 million for the first time.

The use of innovative and bespoke solutions, technological advancements and capital investments, has also enabled GB Railfreight to improve performance levels and optimise outcomes for its customers.

John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight, said:“GB Railfreight is really proud to have won the award for Operator of the Year.  It is testament to the hard work and dedication of over 650 members of our team in offices and depots across the country.  It has been a huge year for us and I want to extend my gratitude to every single one of them.

“The award is also an important recognition of the rail freight industry, which works around the clock to deliver for customers and keep the UK economy moving”.