First JNA-X Box Wagon Rolls Off Production Line

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

Porterbrook, GB Railfreight and Greenbrier are pleased to share the first picture of the brand new JNA-X Box Wagon.Porterbrook, GB Railfreight and Greenbrier shared the first picture of the brand new JNA-X Box Wagon

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The wagon, which is fitted with track-friendly bogies, has been designed to optimise the unladen weight, volume capacity and payload and is made of high-strength steel to provide structural reliability and longevity.

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

Mark Wyborn, Head of Freight at Porterbrook, said:

“The successful production of the prototype JNA-X Box Wagon is all-the-more impressive because of the challenges the team has had to overcome, including significant disruption in the supply chain.

“It’s testament to the strength of our partnership with GB Railfreight and Greenbrier that we’ve worked together and agreed ways to mitigate those challenges and keep delivery of the box wagons on track.”

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

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

David Golding, Asset Director at GB Railfreight. said:

“We’re excited to take delivery of the first of the new JNA-X Box Wagons next month.

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

“We look forward to continuing to work with our partners to help look for opportunities to decarbonise our industry.”