About Us

Rail Freight Services are considered to be the UK’s premier Materials Handling Solution Provider for rail, marine, intermodal and road, whilst providing all associated service solutions to meet customer requirements

Our Business

The Rail Freight Services business was initially founded in 1975, trading as Yeoman Plant within the Yeoman Aggregates business, set up to off load aggregates from trains delivering to Yeoman Aggregate’s rail terminals. In 1998, the Rail Freight Services business was created to meet the specialist requirements of the rail and marine transportation industry and to service customers with bulk materials handling solutions, providing services on a 24/7 365 days per year basis where required.

All of our equipment is custom-built and uniquely designed to provide maximum value to the customer in efficiency whilst ensuring the highest levels of safety and environmental compliance whilst in operation.

By utilising the rail and marine network we offer a seamless, sustainable and fully integrated transportation and logistics service, from source to delivery point, handling all types of bulk or containerised materials.

Rail Freight Services has many years of experience that has given us an unrivalled wealth of knowledge of the services we provide which enables us to think beyond standard industry practice and strive to provide innovation in everything we do. We share this expertise with customers, consultants and freight operators alike. Working proactively to provide safe cost effective solutions that deliver long term value and sustainability ensures we have a dependable name for quality and customer service. Our expertise is supported by our fleet of specialist equipment, directly-employed labour and safety & compliance procedures.

We have significant experience in providing materials handling services for major contracts including:

  • The Channel Tunnel Rail Link
  • Heathrow Terminal 5
  • London 2012 Olympics
  • Second Severn Crossing
  • Manchester Airport
  • Crossrail


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