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About Freightliner


Freightliner is an established rail freight provider with businesses in the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East.

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History

Freightliner Timeline

  • 2015 - Freightliner acquired by G&W

    Freightliner acquired by G&W

    2015

    G&W acquires Freightliner, enabling their expansion into the European market. Freightliner Australia is renamed G&W Australia and adopts the branding in-line with G&W’s corporate identity.

  • 2012 - Freightliner Germany commences service

    Freightliner Germany commences service

    2012

    Building on Freightliner’s success in Poland, Freightliner DE begins operations. Initially transporting containers by rail, the company later offers bulk freight transportation by rail.

  • 2008

    Acquisition by Arcapita

    2008

    Private equity firm Arcapita takes ownership of Freightliner Group Limited and all subsidiaries.

  • 2007 - Freightliner Poland commences service

    Freightliner Poland commences service

    2007

    As the first freight train company in Poland, Freightliner PL starts operations with brand new rolling stock. Going from strength to strength, the company continues to expand its service offering.

  • 2006 - Maintenance team established

    Maintenance Team established

    2006

    Freightliner’s engineering division is launched, bringing a fresh approach to the repair and maintenance of our traction, rolling stock and infrastructure. Offering a nationwide service, and utilising our knowledge and experience in the industry allows us to meet the needs of our customers.

  • 2003 - Coal Trains Rocket

    Coal trains rocket

    2003

    After only 25 months of operating coal trains, Freightliner is responsible for almost 25% of UK coal movement. This figure rises over the years even as bulk freight services expand to cover a larger range of commodities.

  • 1999 - Moving bulk freight

    Moving bulk freight

    1999

    Freightliner Heavy Haul is established and begins moving bulk freight by rail and operates as a separate entity from the rest of the Freightliner Group for over a decade.

  • 1996

    Privatisation

    1996

    Freightliner was privatised through a management buyout and became part of the operating company Freightliner Limited, which later loses the ‘Ltd’ from branding.

  • 1972 - Millionth container transported

    Millionth container transported

    1972

    Rapid growth in network terminals in major UK cities and ports, and continual business development, cumulated in the millionth container being transported by Freightliner.

  • 1965 - the journey begins

    The journey begins

    1965

    Our first train ran from London to Scotland launching Freightliner as a contender in the intermodal haulage market, as an operating company of British Rail.

Our People

Executive Team

Our Executive Team have over 200 years of experience between them in the rail and logistics industry.

  • Portrait of Gary Long

    Gary Long

    Chief Executive Officer G&W UK/Europe Region
  • Portrait of Glynis Appelbe

    Glynis Appelbe

    HR Director G&W UK/Europe Region
  • stephen evans-howe

    Stephen Evans-Howe

    Safety Development Director G&W UK/Europe Region
  • Portrait of Tim Shakerley

    Tim Shakerley

    European Engineering & Operations Services Director G&W UK/Europe Region
  • Portrait of Charles Noble

    Charles Noble

    Chief Financial Officer G&W UK/Europe Region
  • neil mcnicholas

    Neil McNicholas

    Managing Director – UK Rail G&W UK/Europe Region
  • shaun allen

    Shaun Allen

    Managing Director – Road Services G&W UK/Europe Region
  • Portrait of Chris Lawrenson

    Chris Lawrenson

    Managing Director – Terminal Services G&W UK/Europe Region
  • Portrait of Geraint Harries

    Geraint Harries

    General Counsel G&W UK/Europe Region

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Our Fleet

  • Locomotive

    Class 66 Locomotive

    Description: 3300hp mainline diesel electric locomotive introduced in 1998
    Fleet: 119
    Weight (Tons): 127
    Fuel Capacity (Gallons): 1496
    Maximum Speed (MPH): 75mph
  • Class 86 Locomotive
    Locomotive

    Class 86 Locomotive

    Description: 3600hp electric locomotive introduced during the 1960’s
    Fleet: 16
    Weight (Tons): 80
    Maximum Speed (MPH): 75mph
  • Class 90 Locomotive
    Locomotive

    Class 90 Locomotive

    Description: 4500hp electric locomotive introduced in 1980
    Fleet: 10
    Weight (Tons): 84
    Maximum Speed (MPH): 75mph (freight) or 110mph (passenger)
  • Locomotive

    Class 70 Locomotive

    Description: 3700hp mainline diesel electric locomotive introduced in 2009
    Fleet: 19
    Weight (Tons): 129
    Maximum Speed (MPH): 75mph
  • Wagon

    KTA

    Description: ‘Pocket wagon’ can facilitate containers up to 9’ 6” high on non gauge cleared routes
    Fleet: 75
    Tare Weight (Tons): 23 tonnes
    Carrying Capacity (Tons): 67 tonnes
    Loadable Deck Length: 40 feet, capable of carrying 20, 30 and 40 foot containers
  • Wagon

    KFA

    Description: Heavy Haul Container flats used for carrying waste boxes
    Fleet: 49
    Tare Weight (Tonnes): 20 tonnes
    Carrying Capacity (Tonnes): 60 tonnes
    Loadable Deck Length: 60 feet long
  • Wagon

    IKA

    Description: Low platform wagon can facilitate containers up to 9’ 6” high, on non gauge cleared routes. Operating in fixed two wagon sets
    Fleet: 198
    Tare Weight (Tons): 19.5 tonnes
    Carrying Capacity (Tons): 43 tonnes
    Loadable Deck Length: 45 feet, capable of carrying 1 x 45’, 1 x 40’, 1 x 30’ or 2 x 20’ containers
  • Wagon

    HXA

    Description: Coal Hopper
    Fleet: 65
    Tare Weight (Tonnes): 27 tonnes
    Carrying Capacity (Tonnes): 74.5 tonnes
    Length over buffers: 19.1 metres
  • Wagon

    HIA

    Description: Aggregate Hoppers
    Fleet: 122
    Tare Weight (Tonnes): 24 tonnes
    Carrying Capacity (Tonnes): 66 tonnes
    Length over buffers: 14 metres
  • Wagon

    FWA Shortliner

    Description: The two platform wagons are designed to maximise the amount of 40ft containers that can be hauled per train service
    Fleet: 128
    Tare Weight: 21 tonnes
    Carrying capacity: 36 tonnes
    Loadable Deck Length: 40ft, capable of carrying 1 x 40’ containers (Load Gauge to carry W10 high cube boxes)
    Leased by: VTG
  • Wagon

    FSA & FTA

    Description: Standard Freightliner wagons operating in fixed train sets off outers (FSA) and inners (FTA)
    Fleet: 682
    Tare Weight (Tons): 20 tonnes
    Carrying Capacity (Tons): 60 tonnes
    Loadable Deck Length: 60 ft, capable of carrying 20, 30 and 40 foot containers
  • Wagon

    FRA

    Description: Heavy Haul Container flats used for carrying waste boxes
    Fleet: 44
    Tare Weight (Tonnes): 20 tonnes
    Carrying Capacity (Tonnes): 60 tonnes
    Loadable Deck Length: 60 feet long
  • Wagon

    FLA Lowliner

    Description: Low platform wagon can facilitate containers up to 9’ 6” high on non gauge cleared routes
    Fleet: 115
    Tare Weight (Tons): 17 tonnes
    Carrying Capacity (Tons): 35 tonnes
    Loadable Deck Length: 40 feet outers and 45’ inners, capable of carrying 20, 30, 40 and 45 foot (inner wagons only) containers
  • Wagon

    FEA

    Description: Twin flat wagon
    Fleet: 634
    Tare Weight: 20 tonnes
    Carrying Capacity: 82.5 tonnes
    Loadable Deck Length: 60 ft, capable of carrying 20, 30 and 40 foot containers
  • Wagon

    MWA Open Box Wagon

    Description: 101.6t GLW high capacity open box wagons built using recycled materials from disused coal hoppers
    Fleet: 140
    Tare Weight: 23.8 tonnes
    Carrying capacity: 77.8 tonnes
    Height: 3.3 m
    Loading Gauge: W6a
    Minimum Curve: 70 m
    Speed: 60 mph laden, 75 mph tare

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