Capacity expansion for Doncaster and Peterborough depots thanks to GB Railfreight and EMDL contract extension

GB Railfreight has signed a contract extension with Electro-Motive Diesel Limited to the arrangements that have been in place since 2012.

The new contracts extend the size of the fleet supported by Progress Rail and expands capacity at the Doncaster and Peterborough depots.

Additionally, the contract supports the Class 66 locomotive fleet as well as the re-engineered Class 69 locomotives, the first of which has returned from testing on the Severn Valley Railway.

Progress Rail will also fit the PR UptimeTM equipment to the Class 66 fleet to serve as a new analytics platform.

GBRf Asset Director David Golding said: “We are pleased to announce this contract extension with EMDL, a well-established and reliable partner for our business. This is a significant enhancement, which will enable GBRf to expand its operations, whilst also providing extra field service and engineering capacity the business needs.”

EMDL Sales Director Jon Caen added: “We are delighted to be working with GB Railfreight on this exciting project. This contract extension solidifies a successful relationship and provides both companies with a long-term future. Supporting fleet maintenance digitalisation, the fitment of PR UptimeTM across the Class 66 and 69 fleets brings the most advanced analytics technology available.”


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