Tuesday 10 Feb 2004
WHITEMOOR SITE PREFERRED BIDDER ANNOUNCED
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Network Rail has chosen GB Railfreight as its preferred bidder for a five-year contract to manage the new Whitemoor depot in March, Cambridgeshire.
The on-site contractors will carry out the following activities:
· Train shunting
· Signalling from the control tower
· Site security
· Loading and unloading new and used ballast
· Recycling used ballast and selling it to the construction industry
· Site security
GB Railfreight will subcontract the ballast handling and recycling to M. Dickerson Ltd, a well-established local aggregates and recycling company based in Waterbeach.
Peter Heubeck, Network Rail Project Director said:
“We are delighted to have chosen GB Railfreight and their proposed sub contractor, M. Dickerson Ltd. Although we are still in the construction phase of the project, GB are already working with us behind the scenes on how the site will be operated day-to-day and of course on their local recruitment.”
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Tim Robinson, GB Railfreight’s Commercial Director is delighted to have reached agreement with Network Rail. He said: “I am pleased that Network Rail has confidence in our ability to deliver.
“This innovative deal is the first contract awarded to a train operator by Network Rail that gives that operator responsibility to run all activities at a local distribution centre. We shall control all train movements, marshall trains, load and unload materials and market spent ballast.
“It secures GBRf’s position as core supplier of infrastructure services in East Anglia and, coupled with the recent contract extensions we have secured with Network Rail, is a big step forward for the company.”
For further information about GB Railfreight’s recruitment, please contact Karen Wicks on 01473 693935.
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