Topic: Parcels

Varamis rolls into Liverpool Street

The UK express logistics boom continues. Independent carrier Varamis Rail has unveiled its fifth train, only weeks after adding a fourth electric multiple unit to its uniform fleet of repurposed passenger trains. Varamis Rail currently...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
DHL container train against a blue sky

DHL paper advocates modal shift to rail

DHL has published a report that advocates the shift of express traffic from road to rail. The report has already highlighted the desirability of the modal shift. Now, in a special paper tackling the subject,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Pilot project puts DPD’s parcels on rail

DPD Germany wants to transport parcels between its depots in Duisburg and Hamburg by rail. For this purpose, it launched a pilot project in collaboration with Kombiverkehr with daily trains running between the two destinations...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

Inside Eversholt’s Swift light logistics project

Eversholt, the rolling stock leasing company, has released more details of its project to convert redundant passenger units into high-speed light goods trains. The intention is to serve the fast-developing logistics and delivery market. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Plans move ahead for Orion light goods

Rail Operations (UK) have revealed their latest ambitions for a Britain-wide, high-speed light goods service. Of all the current plans and existing operations, RO (UK) has the most extensive intentions. The specialist freight and rail...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
GWR train and CrossCountry train at the platform

Pandemic promotes growth in passenger load freight

UK ‘on passenger train’ logistics operator Intercity Railfreight has announced expansion of its same-day delivery network. In response to the anticipated need for rapid medical supplies deployment, the company has secured agreements with long distance...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

The rebirth of the once familiar Red Star service

The decrease in passenger traffic due to the pandemic has accelerated several plans for high-value and light goods freight services. Both freight and passenger operators across Europe are bringing projects online, or planning to get...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton