G'day everyone, The SNCF are planning to launch a new freight service from Calais hauling road trailers. Now it’s pretty obvious that this train is starting at Calais to take advantage of lorries coming off ferries and of course the tunnel so why is this train not running from Barking freight terminal? Now of course I'm assuming here that HS1 is capable of carrying road trailers but I don't see why not. And if it’s not possible for GBRF or DBS to reach an agreement with the SNCF why not start a rival service. From what I can see SNCF Fret couldn't run a bath so surely it is at least worth starting a trial service? Your thoughts would be very welcome! Richmond Commuter!