ORION TARGETS FAST FREIGHT

The logistics start-up intends to broaden the horizons of rail freight, reports JAMES ABBOTT

Route to faster freight: visual of the 110mph tri-mode Class 93 locomotive to be ordered from Stadler.

Rail freight has been stuck in a rut. For years, decades even, the rubric has been that rail is suited to heavy, high-volume freight going long distances – for anything else, call a road haulier. That conventional wisdom is now being challenged, with Orion High Speed Logistics at the forefront of the new movement to expand rail’s freight horizons.

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