Wagon hire

Short- and long-term hiring

The VTG Group supplies you with every conceivable kind of rail freight vehicle – especially tank and standard freight wagons, as well as modern intermodal and sliding-wall wagons. Via our own sales offices and a series of agencies, we hire out everything from block trains to groups of wagons or individual rail freight wagons.

VTG makes the required wagons available to you at the agreed location, complete with clearly defined features/attributes and details of how the wagons are to be returned. Alongside this standard hire model, we are also happy to talk to you about individual solutions tailored to your specific requirements. Especially where special needs and preferences come into play, you will benefit from our flexible concepts, in-depth technical expertise and highly specialized wagon fleet.


A close eye on technical requirements

Our job is to keep the wagons you have hired rolling. Whenever we hire wagons out, we naturally also provide a complete maintenance service and guarantee full compliance with statutory inspection requirements. But we also offer you a broad spread of consulting services, tailor-made transportation concepts, a "round-the-clock" data service designed to your specifications and, of course, continuous quality control. In this context, we particularly focus on the technical requirements that the goods to be transported place on the wagons in question. When selecting suitable wagons, we also take into account any special requirements necessary to interface with loading and unloading facilities. At all times, our focus is on cultivating long-term strategic partnerships.

Thanks to our tightly meshed network of sales and service facilities throughout Europe, we are always on hand to deal with any commercial or technical issues that arise. Put us to the test!

More than just wagon hire

VTG's Railcar Division provides you with an extensive array of wagon hire services. The first thing we do is sit down with you to work out the best model for your transportation needs – the model that will keep you profitable and efficient. Even the smallest detail is carefully coordinated and tailored specifically to your rail freight needs, putting your future plans on a firm footing from the word go.

As well as hiring out wagons for virtually all industries and applications, we also serve as your professional rail partner, offering sale-and-lease-back arrangements and handling the management of, and technical support for, your wagon fleet, for example.

Our new add-on VTG Connect service also gives you access to the benefits of digitized goods wagons.

At VTG, professional advice and consulting always takes precedence: We want you to benefit from the knowledge we have accumulated over decades in the wagon hire business.



Thomas Freyer
Head of Sales & Operations


Tel: +49 40 2354 2456

Nagelsweg 34
20097 Hamburg