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.
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.