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Freightliner

The market leader in providing innovative rail freight solutions

Freightliner is a leading rail freight provider with businesses in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and the Middle East. We have established ourselves as a leader within the rail freight industry; setting standards, introducing new thought processes and industry firsts.

Rail borne maritime containers

of all rail borne containers in the UK are moved by Freightliner

Key Statistics

  • Over 12 million tonnes of bulk freight moved each year
  • Modern locomotive and wagon fleet

Freightliner

About us

The market leader in providing innovative rail freight solutions

Since our first train ran from London to Scotland in 1965, Freightliner has been a market leader in the rail freight industry.

50 years on we have developed into a dynamic logistics company with a modern fleet of locomotives, rolling stock and lorries, providing solutions to your rail freight needs throughout the UK, Continental Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

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Operations Network

Freightliner operates services across the entire UK rail network.

Our fleet

Locomotives

Freightliner operates a fleet of over 250 locomotives.

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Wagons

Freightliner has over 5500 wagons catering for a wide range of markets.

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Freightliner Road Services

Operating a fleet of over 250 road vehicles to provide a complete port to door service throughout the UK.

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Our people

Our dedication to customer service and commitment to exceed expectations ensures we continue to lead the industry.

Careers


Freightliner employs over 2500 people in a wide range of roles across the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East.

Freightliner’s head office is in London, United Kingdom, but the majority of our employees are based in various locations nationwide.

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Freightliner Retirement Association

The Freightliner Retirement Association was formed in March 1985 and currently has around 180 members of all grades of staff who were previously employed by Freightliner or Railfreight Distribution

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Media Centre

Find out the very latest from Freightliner’s Media Centre.

16 June 2019

G&W and ONE celebrate new contract with loco naming

On 10 June, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Freightliner celebrated a key milestone in their relationship when they unveiled and named reliveried Freightliner locomotive 66587 in ONE’s corporate branding

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16 June 2019

Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) opens new office in Birmingham

On 4 June, Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) officially opened its new Birmingham office on the sixth floor of the Lewis Building in Birmingham’s thriving Colmore business district.

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23 January 2019

Freightliner plans new Ipswich maintenance facility

Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), is planning to build a state-of-the-art railroad locomotive and wagon maintenance and fuelling facility at its existing Ipswich freight yard, situated off Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.

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