Rail

Intermodal transportation

Freightliner is the leading UK intermodal rail freight operator for the transportation of maritime containers with a comprehensive network offering the complete logistics package or trunk rail moves.


We pride ourselves on offering the complete logistics package as, not only can we transport containers, we also store them in our strategically placed terminals located across the UK.

Running more than 100 services daily, we move more than 770,000 maritime containers per year between the deep-sea ports of Felixstowe, Southampton and London Gateway to all major conurbations in the UK, offering total coverage of the UK network.

Customers can choose to book rail only or a combined rail/road solution, enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of their transport operations.

Our strategic planning and a strong focus on customer service enables customers to take space on Freightliner services without a commitment to minimum volumes.

We strive to provide innovative and flexible solutions for our customers, understanding that each customer has different demands – we aim to deliver a solution that suits you.

With decades of experience, our teams have specialist knowledge in the movement and management of “bag in box” technology and hazardous cargoes. We also provide transport solutions for deep-sea, short-sea and domestic markets.

Intermodal 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 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)
  • 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
  • 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

    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

 

clive slayford

Clive Slayford

Commercial Director, Intermodal, G&W UK/Europe Region

As the leading intermodal rail freight operator in the UK, our focus is on providing the best possible service to our customers which is why we are investing in leading-edge technology, facilities and rolling stock, which will take the customer experience to the next level.