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UK/Poland rail service to go twice weekly in October

[ August 13, 2012   //   ]

DB Schenker Rail has announced that its planned expansion of its Poland-UK rail service to twice-weekly will take place on 9 October. The operator has been running a weekly service between Wroclaw and London Barking since November 2011. Trains will leave London for Poland on Tuesday and Fridays, with departures in the other direction on Tuesdays and Saturdays, taking around 50 hours for the 2,000km journey.

The service is currently unique in that it uses the High Speed 1 route between the Channel Tunnel and London, which allows much higher-capacity swapbodies to be carried. Main customers are the automotive industry and the retail and food sectors.

Chairman of DB Schenker Rail, Alexander Hedderich, said: “We have successfully established a new transport corridor within DB Schenker Rail’s pan-European network. At the same time, we are also demonstrating the growing possibilities for long-distance European freight transport, with the shift of goods to environmentally friendly rail freight.”

Further expansion of the service would take place in line with market development, added DB Schenker.

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