April 2018 Mid-way through the F3 Project, we are increasingly confident that an intermodal freight transport service can be delivered at an equivalent cost to all-road haulage. We have set out a number of criteria which we are calling the F3 Principles which achieves this. Among the more important of the F3 Principles are that we use a short formation intermodal train, and run it with high intensity. Integral to this is the use of new rail freight terminals with better locations, rapid loading and unloading of the train, and lower costs of lifting.
F3 is about providing a Fast, Frequent Fulfilment freight transport service for FMCG, pallet and parcels and other logistics sectors.