GB Railfreight ran its first train through the Channel Tunnel for Europorte France on November 3.
The train was for John G Russell, and carried containers from Dourges (France) to Barking.
Two Class 92s hauled the train from Calais to Barking. They will be used on the route, with two Class 20s used to shunt the train at Barking.
EPF is the contractor for the train, and GBRf is the supplier. The operator undertakes a ‘hook-and haul service five days a week.
Russell has procured EPF to run trains over a three-year period.
GBRf said: “This represents the next step in its plans for future growth of international traffic, as well as the development towards the use of electric haulage on the UK network.”