Products and Services
Take advantage of our wagon fleet, logistical expertise, and digital solutions.
Looking for a reliable partner to manage your fleet? VTG Rail UK handles every aspect of management, including technical support for your fleet. That gives you more time to devote to your core business, while we oversee the maintenance and operation of your freight wagons.
Another option is the sale-and-lease-back approach. We buy your fleet and lease it back to you. Your benefit: You lease only the rolling stock you really need, enabling you to invest the freed-up human and capital resources elsewhere.
We provide you with a broad spectrum of services for the equipment you lease. We are happy to advise you on all technical and legal matters surrounding rail freight, including safety requirements for the movement of sensitive goods. We can even provide training and instruction for your team.
We have been developing and building tank wagons for decades. Take advantage of both our substantial fleet of tank wagons and our expertise in the transportation of hazardous goods. Our specialists guarantee full compliance with the strictest safety standards, while also efficiently managing your freight from the point of delivery or acceptance of the tank wagon to the final destination. Our portfolio includes tank cars with insulated tanks for temperature sensitive products and mild or stainless steel wagons – lined or otherwise coated – to handle a variety of hazardous goods specifications.
- We provide an extensive array of tank wagons of various types to meet your individual transport requirements.
- VTG’s state of the art tank wagons comply with all relevant safety standards. Additional safety equipment can be fitted on request.
- If you need a tank wagon that does not fit any of the usual moulds, we can design and build it for you at our own wagon manufacturing workshop.
JPA-A; JPA-C; JPA-D; JPA-E
Standard freight wagons
Construction materials, steel commodities, agricultural products, you name it: “Standard Freight” is the sector of VTG’s fleet which contains the wagons to transport these and a whole series of other goods. They can always be relied on as a solid basis for regular flows of goods as well as being the ideal solution to accommodate seasonal or cyclical volume fluctuations in your freight movements. VTG has a large fleet ready and waiting allowing it to lease out precisely the models you need: covered wagons, wagons with opening roofs, flat wagons, box wagons and hopper wagons for all kinds of applications. And if it’s not already in our fleet the chances are we can repurpose existing wagons or build new ones to give you exactly the solution you require.
- VTG provides an extensive selection of standard freight wagons of varying types to meet your individual transport requirements.
- Our standard freight wagons let you absorb seasonal or cyclical peaks in transport demand, sometimes at very short notice.
- VTG’s standard freight wagons are also suitable for carrying heavy goods that place exceptional strains on the materials used.
HYA-A; HYA-B (OPEN)
JHA-I; JHA-O (OPEN)
HQA-K; HQA-L; HGA-M (OPEN)
JIA-A; JIA-B (COVERED)
VTG is no newcomer to intermodal transport. Years of experience, in-depth technical expertise and impressive innovative credentials make us your reliable partner in this segment, too. We make wagon leasing simplicity itself. And we adapt to your individual needs: Knowing the market the way we do, we are fully aware that – today more than ever – requirements are changing all the time. Whether you need maritime container-based transports or continental cargo flows across Europe, we can provide the right intermodal freight wagons, complete with all the add-on services you need to optimize your transport chain.
- We can give you access to a standardised wagon fleet for all types of ISO containers, swap bodies, tank containers and semitrailers. Our intermodal freight wagons can also carry special-purpose modular superstructures.
- We harness innovative solutions to shift traffic from barge or road to rail. Thanks to the r2L solution, even non-craneable semitrailers can now ride the rails and thus be incorporated in intermodal transports, while the SWS-PowerBox® supplies the power needed for temperature-controlled goods in transit on the rails.
FBA-K Container Flat
KFA-F; KFA-Z Container Flat
IKA-F; IKA-H; IKA-J; IKA-K ‘Megafret’ Container Flat
FWA-A; FWA-B ‘Ecofret’ Container Flat
FWA-C; FWA-D ‘Ecofret2’ Container Flat
FEA-S Container Flat
FLA ‘Lowliner’ Container Flat
You want your wagons to be available for the maximum amount of time. After all, downtime for maintenance, overhaul, updates, or repairs costs time and money. We ensure your wagons get back to work as quickly as possible. To do so, we collaborate closely with an extensive network of maintenance and repair partners. They provide us and our customers with repair and maintenance services whenever and wherever they are needed, in full compliance with all relevant safety standards and with all quality assurances.
VTG Rail UK was the very first UK freight wagon hire company to be accredited with an Entities in Charge of maintenance certificate (EC). This allows us to independently decide the best and safest ways for our wagons to be maintained. We produce and continuously develop our own maintenance plans, implementation schedules, and finally, delivery via chosen contractors. The best available providers supply and maintain major components such as wheelsets, bogies, and brake equipment: They deliver them, as, when, and where required.
We work closely with specialist companies to keep the carriage of hazardous goods safe and compliant. They undertake RID and pressure vessel testing at mandated intervals, with our customers and their rail hauliers. We ensure this is carried out as quickly and smoothly as possible, at the most appropriate locations.
We are pioneers in the mileage-based maintenance of individual wagons. Real-time data can be collected via VTG Connect. We are introducing new systems that allow maintenance personnel to access wagon information online. This maximises availability, quality, and efficiency. We are also developing new systems such as remote wheelset monitoring and load sensing with our partners, which allows wagon maintenance to become even more proactive and less intrusive.
Via our wider VTG AG business, VTG Rail UK can help you source the right tank container for all your liquid goods. Our tank containers are ideal for use with different modes of transport in intermodal traffic, making your logistic planning more flexible. Our portfolio includes standard tank containers for liquid chemicals and petroleum products, those suitable for transporting compressed gases and temperature-controlled products, swap bodies for continental European traffic, and special containers for isocyanates. All tank containers can be fitted with extra equipment such as heating systems, insulation, and canopies.