GB Railfreight and Porterbrook to Build 50 New Wagons

Freight operator GB Railfreight and rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook have announced they will partner on manufacturing 50 new Greenbrier box wagons.

The two companies have worked together for 15 years.

Both estimate that there will be substantial growth in the rail freight sector, citing research by IPEX on the UK market – commissioned by Porterbrook – that intermodal rail freight will likely grow by more than 10 percent between 2022 and 2034. Construction-sector traffic is estimated to increase by up to 35 percent over the same time frame.

David Golding, Asset Director at GB Railfreight, said:

“By partnering with Porterbrook, the new rolling stock marks our commitment to supporting sustainability in the construction sector. As we look towards the future, this investment will help meet growing demand for rail freight services, whilst playing a key role in the delivery of Government’s net zero targets.”

Mark Wyborn, Head of Freight at Porterbrook, said:

“Today’s announcement strengthens Porterbrook’s long-term commitment to investing in rail freight and the tangible benefits this will bring not only to the economy, but to the UK’s green recovery.

“We are thrilled that GB Railfreight has chosen to extend its partnership with Porterbrook and support us in our ambitions to bring green, innovative and affordable rolling stock options to the UK supply chain.”

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