First JNA-X Box Wagons Arrive in UK

Porterbrook has announced that the first 25 new JNA-X Box Wagons have arrived in the UK and are now on lease with GB Railfreight (GBRf).

The wagons were assembled in Romania and passed an inspection process in London ahead of their handover to GBRf.

JNA-X Box Wagons
The new wagons have a box structure fabricated from high-strength steel to provide structural reliability and longevity

This delivery is part of the agreement between Porterbrook, GBRf and Greenbrier for 50 new box wagons. The remaining 25 units are expected to arrive in the UK before the end of 2022.

The three companies have also partnered to produce 100 Greenbrier ’60 intermodal twin wagons.

Mark Wyborn, Head of Freight at Porterbrook said:

“It is a very proud moment for all of us at Porterbrook to be able to hand the brand-new box-wagons over to GB Railfreight, ready-to-go out on the railway and support rail freight growth.

“This partnership demonstrates Porterbrook’s long-term commitment to investing in rail freight. Together with Greenbrier, we have all had to overcome significant local and global challenges to keep the production and delivery of these wagons on schedule. Seeing them now arrive in the UK is a true testament to the dedication and teamwork shown by everyone involved.”

The new wagons are fitted with track-friendly bogies and have been designed to optimise the tare weight, volume capacity, and payload with the shortest wagon length.

Their use will help support a more sustainable transport network, as each tonne of freight carried by rail produces 76 percent less carbon than road haulage.

David Golding, Asset Director at GB Railfreight said:

“It’s great that we now are ready to roll out these high-strength and reliable JNA-X Box Wagons. These will be vital to us in delivering more sustainable freight, as we are able to transport heavier freight using fewer emissions than road haulage. This demonstrates our clear commitment to decarbonise the industry, in supporting the government’s net zero strategy.”

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