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First Rail Freight Service On High Speed One between London and Wroclaw every week


peterweg 36 | 2,316
2 Nov 2011  #1
First Rail Freight Service On High Speed One To Be Launched By DB Schenker

Trading links between Poland and the UK are to be strengthened during November with the introduction of regular European sized rail freight services by DB Schenker Rail.

One train per week will operate between Wroclaw, in Poland, and Barking, London, in the UK. Demand from customers has been high resulting in strong orders for the new service being received from the automotive, retail and food sectors. The first train will depart Poland on the evening of 08 November arriving into the UK in the early hours of 11 November. The train will leave the UK the same day to transport goods to Poland on the return journey.

rail.co/2011/10/25/first-rail-freight-service-on-high-speed-1-to-be-launched-by-db-schenker-rail-in-november/

The first train will depart Poland on the evening of 08 November arriving into the UK in the early hours of 11 November. The train will leave the UK the same day to transport goods to Poland on the return journey.

The service will be the first regular rail freight service to use therail route, the only European sized railway in the UK. As a result, the train will be loaded with European sized curtain sided swap bodies. The significantly larger haulage capacity available from these swap bodies, with an internal height of three meters, means two standard pallets can be transported stacked on top of each other. This provides an efficient and economic means of transporting the maximum amount of product per train.

logisticsweek.com/rail/2011/10/first-rail-freight-service-on-high-speed-one-to-be-launched-by-db-schenker/
ukpolska
3 Nov 2011  #2
I know this is a freight service but it's a shame they do not do a fast passenger service.
I quite fancy the idea of going to the UK by train for once, because at least once a month I travel to the UK by plane and it would make a change to travel by train - probably regret it when I would do it though.

Anyone done this?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,389
3 Nov 2011  #3
Anyone done this?

I've done boat to the netherlands then train to wroclaw. it wasn't direct and actually took longer than the bus.

that was then. nowadays i'd welcome a fast train to the uk, but knowing that from wroclaw, it's six hours just to berlin puts me off a bit.

i think there is some sort of plan for the trains to go from one end of europe to the other. spain-germany is certainly happening now. when it includes new track and high speed trains in Poland, travel ideas might change a little.
OP peterweg 36 | 2,316
3 Nov 2011  #4
The freight train is not fast, two and a bit days.

But here is the options for train travel to Poland

seat61.com/Poland.htm
Wroclaw 44 | 5,389
3 Nov 2011  #5
But here is the options for train travel to Poland

i like that. thanks for posting.


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