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Freightliner Group, a subsidiary of  Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), is a leading rail-freight provider with businesses in the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East.

 

Core Purpose

To be the safest and most respected transportation service provider in the world.

 

Core Values

Safety

We have an unconditional commitment to the well-being of our people and the safety of our operations.

Service

We have an absolute commitment to our customers based on a philosophy of mutual success.

Integrity

We possess the courage to do the right thing always.

Respect

We treat all people with dignity and fairness, fostering diversity and inclusion.

Transparency

We communicate openly to enable well-informed decision making.

Accountability

We set high standards and take full ownership of our results as an individual and a team.

Innovation

We embrace creativity, technology and new ideas.

Excellence

We have relentless focus on continuous improvement and excellence in all we do.

 

What We Do

Over time, Freightliner has built a reputation for service, quality, reliability, customer service and innovation. We pride ourselves on providing a service that is best suited to our customers, by operating logistically sound routes and implementing first-rate work processes.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

 

Freightliner believes it is important to give something back to the communities and environment in which we operate.

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Affiliates

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Freightliner works with a number of industry bodies to raise awareness of our campaign to transport more freight by rail.

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Our history

 2015

Freightliner acquired by Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

2013

Freightliner acquires ERS Railways

2009

Freightliner launch the PowerHaul locomotive

2009

Freightliner Australia commences service

2008

Arcapita take ownership of Freightliner Group Limited and all subsidiaries.

2007

Freightliner Poland commences service.

2006

Freightliner Maintenance established at Midland Road, Leeds.

2005

Freightliner’s 100th locomotive arrives.

2004

Freightliner launches Logico.

2003

After only 25 months of operating coal trains, Heavy Haul is responsible for almost 25% of UK coal movement.

2001

Freightliner signs historic ten-year contract with OOCL; the longest contract between a global transportation and logistics provider in history.

2001

Freightliner Heavy Haul operates its first revenue earning coal train.

2001

Freightliner announces the signing of a five-year track access agreement.

1999

Freightliner Heavy Haul was established.

1999

Freightliner accepts its first Class 66 loco from General Motors.

1996

Freightliner was privatised through a management buyout and became part of the operating company Freightliner Limited, which is now the intermodal business.

1995

Freightliner celebrates its first 30 years.

1988

Freightliner was incorporated into Railfreight Distribution.

1976

Freightliner was transferred to the British Rail Board from NFC by the 1976 Transport Act.

1972

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

1968

Freightliner Limited became a stand alone company as part of the 1968 Transport Act with a 51% shareholding vested in the National Freight Corporation.

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.