The first JNA-X van rolls off the production line

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The first JNA-X Box Wagon prototype rolled off the Greenbrier production line in Romania.

Porterbrook, GB Railfreight and Greenbrier have shared the first photo of the all-new JNA-X Box Wagon

© Porterbrook

The wagon, which is fitted with track-matched bogies, has been designed to optimize empty weight, volume capacity and payload and is fabricated from high-strength steel to ensure structural reliability and longevity.

This is part of an order placed earlier this year by GB Railfreight (GBRf) and Portbrook for 50 new Greenbrier boxcars.

Mark Wyborn, freight manager at Porterbrook, said:

“The success of producing the JNA-X Box Wagon prototype is all the more impressive due to the challenges the team had to overcome, including a significant supply chain disruption.

“It is a testament to the strength of our partnership with GB Railfreight and Greenbrier that we have worked together and agreed on ways to mitigate these challenges and keep box car delivery on track.”

With every tonne of freight transported by rail producing 76% less carbon than road transport, the partners said the new boxcars would ‘support the UK’s green recovery’.

Delivery will take place in two halves this fall, with the first batch expected in September.

David Golding, Asset Manager at GB Railfreight. said:

“We are delighted to take delivery of the first of the new JNA-X Box wagons next month.

“This new rolling stock, along with other investments made by GBRf, continues to demonstrate our commitment to reducing our emissions and supporting the government’s zero emissions ambitions.

“We look forward to continuing to work with our partners to help seek out opportunities to decarbonize our industry.”

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