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Europorte obtains approval for Class 92s on HS1

This will cut the journey time from the tunnel to London from four hours to just 70 minutes
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Europorte Channel, the Eurotunnel affiliate that provides traction services for rail freight trains through the Channel Tunnel and international haulage from Spain and Italy to the UK, has been granted approval for the use of its fleet of Class 92 locomotives on HS1 between London and the Channel Tunnel.

Access to HS1 means that Europorte can haul larger gauge and higher speed freight traffic between destinations across the continent and London, through the Channel Tunnel, with the journey time from the Tunnel to London being reduced from four hours on traditional routes to just 70 minutes.

Europorte Channel train drivers are currently being trained to drive on the new route and it is expected that new commercial services will start early in 2012. A locomotive change remains necessary when arriving in France, where the Class 92s are still unauthorised.

John Smith, Managing Director of Europorte's daughter company GB Railfreight, stated: "This is very good news for the future of rail freight in the UK and internationally. The extra speed and increased size of wagons that can be carried on HS1 bring significant advantages to rail freight transportation and we hope that this move will pave the way for further expansion of rail freight through the Channel Tunnel."

As already reported, http://www.worldcargonews.com/htm/w20111121.376777.htm  Modalohr wagons have just been approved for use in the Channel tunnel, so clearly they will be used to carry trailers by Europorte/GB Railfreight on HS1, as we surmised in that news item.

DB Schenker Railfreight has already started shipping Megacombi swap bodies from Poland to London on HS1 with Class 92s.

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