Varamis plans electric freight to carry light goods [Rail]

Date: 08/04/2020

Freight trains using electric multiple units could be operating on the East Coast Main Line by the end of the year, in plans unveiled by Varamis Rail.

The initial plan is for trains to run between London, Doncaster and Newcastle, with further expansion into Scotland. Trains are due to start in December.

Our concept is to offer an express parcels/consumer goods rail delivery service around the UKs electrified rail network, Varamis Managing Director Phil Read told RAIL on March 27.

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Varamis plans electric freight to carry light goods


Electric-powered high speed logistics services to be launched by Varamis Rail this year

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