Published at 09:29 on Wednesday 18th January 2017
Tags: Wagons, VTG Rail, DB Cargo

Several of the new VTG box wagons, built by Astra Rail for VTG/DB Cargo, are pictured, including (nearest to the camera) No. 81.70.5500.257-7 VTG Rail UK

The first batch of a new fleet of 85 box wagons ordered by VTG Rail UK for DB Cargo has been delivered to the freight operator.

The wagons were built by Astra Rail in Romania to a unique and enhanced specification, with high strength side walls, floors and cant rails making them more resilient to damage than older designs. They are fitted with track friendly bogies and have a high payload meaning they are extremely efficient and economical to operate.

Mick Tinsley, Head of Sector BIC for DB Cargo, said that the wagons would further improve the company's box wagon fleet supporting the continued growth in the construction market for rail. The order and arrival of these wagons reflects the optimism still running through the rail construction sector.

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