• High speed freight service to open in the UK

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Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by David Benton
 
https://orion.railopsgroup.co.uk/
London to Scotland freight in 5.5 hours !
The service will use modified passenger trains to move premium freight faster than trucks.
First trains will be Class319's. They appear to have the windows blanked out , and will utilise the 2 sets of double doors to load freight fast .
  by RRspatch
 
I guess this service will compete with DB Cargo UK which uses the Class 325 mail EMU's. The fact that the 319's are similar to the 325's probably helps.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_325
  by RRspatch
 
David Benton wrote: Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:41 am I wasn't aware that DB had the class 325 mail trains. Are they running them for mail only , or freight as well ?
I have no idea just what services DB is offering with the class 325 EMU's. My information comes from the Wikipedia article I linked to and messages posted to the newsgroup uk.railway of which there has been few of late regarding the 325's.

Hopefully one of our UK readers can add more.