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Cargo D

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Founded  2007
Area served  United Kingdom
Website  www.cargo-d.co.uk
Defunct  2011
Owner  Mark Honey
Cargo-D
Services  Railway carriage operator

Cargo-D was a spot hire railway carriage company in England. It commenced operations in June 2007, ceasing in October 2011.

History

In June 2007, Cargo-D entered the railway carriage market with a rake of British Rail Mark 2 and Mark 3 carriages that were prepared for service at Long Marston. They were painted in British Rail blue and grey livery.

In January 2008 it commenced a contract to hire Mark 3s to First Hull Trains for weekend London King's Cross to Doncaster services. In April 2008, Cargo-D commenced providing Mark 3s to Wrexham & Shropshire while its own Mark 3s were overhauled for service. In December 2008, it commenced a contract to provide four Mark 2s to First Great Western for a Cardiff to Taunton service.

In 2009, it commenced a contract to provide a Mark 3 set to Virgin Trains for a Fridays only service from London Euston to Crewe.

In October 2011, Cargo-D was placed in administration and the carriages sold. At this stage, Cargo-D owned 35 Mark 2s and 18 Mark 3s.

References

Cargo-D Wikipedia


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