Topic: VTG

VTG uses Brake Monitoring System on its wagons

VTG Rail Europe embraces innovation in transportation through a new collaboration with Siemens Mobility. The logistics company will start using the Brake Monitoring System (BMS) in a test period that will last for a year,...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

VTG puts hybrid locomotives on tracks

VTG Rail Logistics and its RU subsidiary Retrack will start official operations with two EuroDual locomotives. European Loc Pool (ELP) leases the locomotives, which operate on hybrid mode, using electricity and diesel fuel. The two...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

High capacity wagons for UK industry

Specialist UK manufacturer WH Davis has supplied a rake of repurposed and reengineered bulk carrier wagons to support construction materials specialist Aggregate Industries and leasing agent VTG Rail UK. The rake has been commissioned to...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

DCRail wagons, box fresh from VTG

VTG Rail UK has agreed to supply the Cappagh Group of Companies with 100 new box wagons for the movement of construction materials. DCRail, the Cappagh Group’s rail freight operating company, is already using the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Image of WH David and VTG sign the deal, from left: Jonathan Hamer, Finance Director of WH Davis; Stewart Greenwood, MD of WH Davis; Nigel Day, Engineering Director, VTG Rail UK and Rob Brook, Head of VTG Rail UK at VTG's offices in Birmingham.

VTG chose WH Davis for Ecofret2

VTG Rail UK has signed an agreement with WH Davis to build 84 of their new trademarked Ecofret2 triple container wagons. The East Midlands manufacturer was selected ahead of a stellar field of other European...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
VTG/Innofreight. Image: VTG

VTG completes acquisition of Nacco Group

Railcar leasing company VTG has completed its acquisition of Nacco Group. Per 1 October, its fleet of wagons increased from 11,000 to 94,000. The takeover was first announced on 1 July 2017. The complete acquisition includes...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
GATX locomotive. Photo: Wikipedia

Wagon keepers want more support for quiet trains

With quiet routes covering a considerable part of the European railway network post-2020, wagon keepers are bound to invest in the phasing out of noisy trains. However, wagon keepers do not necessarily reap the economic...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Innovative tank container BASF. Photo: BASF

These innovations hit the tracks in 2018

This year, several key players in the rail freight industry have launched innovative concepts; from bogies to wheelsets, from brakes to tank containers. While SBB Cargo is launching operations of its 5L Demonstrator, DB Cargo...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen