Electric multiple unit glinting in the sunshine with train nameplate The Varamis Express

Network Rail jumps on board with express logistics operator Varamis

The Varamis Express makes headway under the wiresImage from Network Rail media centre

The British infrastructure agency Network Rail is claiming a share of the laurels for the successful launch of the country’s first independent dedicated express logistics operator, Varamis Rail. The Doncaster-headquartered company has been quietly building operational reliability on its overnight all-electric parcels and light goods service between Birmingham and Glasgow. The company runs repurposed former passenger units and has ambitions to grow its network around Great Britain.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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