All Freightliner articles

  • Freightliner 66503 with containers
    News

    Genesee & Wyoming’s UK/Europe CEO departs

    2022-09-07T12:07:00Z

    EUROPE: Eddie Aston has left Genesee & Wyoming Inc, where was Chief Executive Officer of the UK/Europe Region.

  • NestleMultiModal Sally Wright 2
    Rail Business UK

    Raising-roof container designed to support switch from road to rail

    2022-06-28T05:00:00Z

    UK: A curtain-sided container with a raising roof which is designed to transport double-stacked palletised products by rail has been unveiled by Nestlé UK & Ireland. The company said the railway network’s height constraints compared to road meant rail ‘had not been a winning option for ...

  • Freightliner employee James Mather- a member of the team fitting RFID tags at Crewe Maintenance Facility
    Rail Business UK

    RFID tags fitted to freight fleets

    2022-05-20T07:00:00Z

    UK: Work is underway to fit more than 15 000 wagons and freight locomotives with radio frequency identification tags for use by lineside readers at 22 wheelset monitoring locations. The two-year project is being funded from the £22m Freight Safety Improvement Portfolio for 2019-24. ‘Each freight ...

  • A Freightliner EMD Class 66 locomotive has been modified to test the diesel engine’s ability to use biomethane or hydrogen dual-fuelling as a potential path to lowering carbon emissions from rail freight.
    Rail Business UK

    Dual-fuel Class 66 tested

    2022-05-09T15:40:00Z

    UK: A Freightliner EMD Class 66 locomotive has been modified to test the diesel engine’s ability to use biomethane or hydrogen dual-fuelling as a potential path to lowering carbon emissions from rail freight. The tests used precision injection technology from Clear Air Power. This had previously ...

  • Freightliner told Rail Business UK it had taken the ‘difficult decision’ to switch from electric to diesel in order to ‘maintain a cost-effective solution for transporting essential goods and supplies around the UK’.
    Rail Business UK

    Diesel replaces electric traction in face of rising power costs

    2021-10-14T15:02:00Z

    UK: Some rail freight operators have temporarily replaced electric haulage with diesel traction, following significant increases in the cost of traction electricity. The increase between September and October is understood to be more than 210%. Network Rail said the costs were the result of price rises ...

  • Freightliner FFA- G wagon
    Rail Business UK

    Freightliner estimates 7% emissions reduction from latest container wagons

    2021-09-29T14:15:00Z

    UK: Freightliner has taken delivery of the first 40 of 230 FFA-G 40ft intermodal wagons which it said were the culmination of 2½ years of work across four countries with partners Greenbrier Europe and Wabtec Axiom Rail. The Polish-built wagons are more than 2 tonnes lighter ...

  • Freightliner Class 66
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Freight Energy & Emissions Calculation tool to help optimise performance

    2021-07-28T05:00:00Z

    UK: Funding has been awarded for the development of a low-cost tool allowing train operators and their customers estimate accurately the emissions produced by different traction, route and loading options in order to assess the benefits of modal shift to rail. Network Rail will also be ...

  • Freightliner Class 66
    Rail Business UK

    Class 66 diesel locomotive decarbonisation project underway

    2021-07-05T12:00:00Z

    UK: A project to reduce the emissions from an EMD Class 66 freight locomotive by converting it to run on a combination of diesel, biogas and hydrogen has been awarded government funding. The nine-month project which has been awarded £398 000 from the Department for Transport’s ...

  • Tarmac jumbo train
    Rail Business UK

    Freightliner ‘jumbo train’ exploits spare capacity in the pandemic

    2021-03-22T12:00:00Z

    UK: Taking advantage of the reduced demand for passenger travel during the coronavirus pandemic, Freightliner ran a trial 39-wagon ‘jumbo’ train on March 16-17 transporting aggregates from Tunstead quarry south of Buxton in the Peak District to Wembley Yard in London on behalf of Tarmac. ...

  • Freightliner has acquired another 13 Class 90 electric locomotives formerly used on Greater Anglia inter-city services, bringing its fleet to 23.
    News

    Class 90s support Freightliner decarbonisation objectives

    2020-08-04T05:00:00Z

    UK: As part of its strategy to decarbonise rail freight and operate longer trains, Freightliner has acquired another 13 Class 90 electric locomotives formerly used on Greater Anglia inter-city services, bringing its fleet to 23.