DB Schenker operates first freight train over High Speed 1

The introduction of regular European-sized freight trains on High Speed 1 has taken a significant step forward with the successful operation by DB Schenker Rail of the first freight train on the route on Friday May 27th.

A container service from Hams Hall in the Midlands to Novara in Northern Italy was operated on High Speed 1 to test the operation of a loaded freight train on this railway.

The assessment was declared an outstanding success by both DB Schenker Rail and High Speed 1, with a fault-free operation being completed.

The work to introduce freight services onto High Speed 1 has been supported by the European Commission’s Marco Polo program.

The train was the first of five such loaded freight train trials that will take place on High Speed 1 before the end of June. 

Once these trials have been completed, DB Schenker Rail will connect the UK via the High Speed 1 route to the rest of its pan-European rail freight market, opening a new service for customers to export and import goods more efficiently using larger wagons.

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