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New JNA-Z box wagons for DRS

posted on 31st Mar 2024 20:07

On 28 March 2024 Direct Rail Services has taken delivery of a fleet of 25 brand new JNA-Z box wagons from VTG Rail UK. They were built by WH Davis at its Shirebrook facility and will be operated by Nuclear Transport Solutions’ (NTS) rail division of DRS.

VTG Rail UK Sales Manager Archie Lucas said: “We had the privilege of attending WH Davis’s Shirebrooke site to witness the collection of theset JNA-Z wagons. It’s great to see these wagons coming off the production line and into service for our valued customer DRS, for whom these wagons will become part of a wider fleet supplied by VTG, further cementing a positive working relationship between our companies."

The new wagons are being hired via a wet lease, meaning that VTG Rail UK will also provide maintenance. They take the number of wagons used by DRS, that are leased from VTG Rail UK, from 115 to 140, further diversifying the portfolio, with the previous hires all involving intermodal wagons. The gross laden weight is 101.6 tonnes, and the tare weight is 24.2 t meaning that the payload is 77.4 t. The new wagons will enter traffic shortly.


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