All DB Cargo UK articles

  • DB Cargo UK freight train.
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    Jobs to go at DB Cargo UK


    UK: DB Cargo UK has announced plans to cut jobs, saying its German parent company DB Cargo ‘has informed its European entities that it can no longer sustain the level of losses being incurred across the group’. DB Cargo UK has proposed the loss of 95 ...

  • DB Cargo UK and CWE
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    Wagon component supplier forms partnerships


    UK: CWE Ltd has signed a framework agreement to supply new and refurbished parts and services for DB Cargo UK’s locomotives and wagons, and has also partnered with MCL Rail to provide wagon maintenance services. The 12-month agreement with DB Cargo UK is the two companies’ first ...

  • DB Cargo UK Class 90 in I am the backbone of the economy livery
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    DB Cargo UK withdraws Class 90 electric locos


    UK: DB Cargo UK has taken what it calls ‘the bold decision’ to withdraw its entire fleet of Class 90 electric locomotives, citing ‘the cost of running and maintaining this fleet given the extraordinary economic pressures facing our sector’. The operator currently has 24 of the ...

  • DB Cargo UK Class 60 Toton load bank testing
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    Diesel and HVO locomotive fuel compared directly


    UK: DB Cargo UK has used a load bank at Toton depot to directly compare the performance and emissions from a Class 60 diesel locomotive when fuelled by hydrotreated vegetable oil and by conventional diesel. A purpose-built exhaust extension tube was fitted to the locomotive to ...

  • GTR's Great Northern employees met with with freight operator DB Cargo UK to share its expertise of digital signalling
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    ETCS knowledge sharing in action


    UK: DB Cargo UK recently took a Class 66 diesel locomotive to Govia Thameslink Railway’s Hornsey depot, so the freight operator could learn more about the passenger operator’s approach to rolling out ETCS. The companies have been working together for months to share their knowledge, as ...

  • DB Cargo UK welfare vans
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    Welfare vans to improve conditions for breakdown and recovery teams


    UK: DB Cargo UK has taken delivery of a fleet of Ford and Iveco welfare vans fitted with toilet, catering and cleaning facilities for use by its breakdown and recovery teams. The teams based at Didcot, Wigan and Millerhill respond to more than 100 incidents a ...

  • Damaged CrossCountry train (Photo ORR)
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    Train driver sentenced for Bromsgrove collision


    UK: A train driver who was distracted by a using mobile phone leading to a collision between a DB Cargo locomotive and a passenger train has been sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months. He must also undertake 120 h of unpaid work and ...

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    Class 66 freight loco to be fitted with ETCS under East Coast Digital Programme


    UK: DB Cargo announced on November 8 that work had started to equip a Class 66 diesel locomotive with the latest iteration of ETCS.

  • UK Rail For Ukraine (5)
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    UK industry sends humanitarian aid to Ukraine by rail


    EUROPE: Cross-industry voluntary initiative UK Rail for Ukraine has sent more than 1 500 tonnes of donated aid including non-perishable food, hygiene and medical products to Ukraine by rail. The train departed from DB Cargo UK’s site at Barking in London on the morning of April ...

  • DB Cargo UK Jumbo train dit
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    DB Cargo UK trials ‘combi-consists’ combining two trains in one


    UK: DB Cargo UK is trialling the use of ‘combi-consists’ combining two trains to improve efficiency. A ‘jumbo’ train operated from Belmont Yard in Doncaster to Barking in east London comprised 21 MBA wagons for Ward Recycling and 18 JNA wagons for FCC Environment, with an ...

  • DB Cargo UK to France automotive train service launched
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    UK to France automotive train service launched


    EUROPE: DB Cargo UK has launched a rail service transporting Corolla hybrid cars manufactured at Toyota’s Derby plant in the UK to Valenciennes in France via the Channel Tunnel, returning with Aygo, Yaris and Yaris+ vehicles. ‘This project is the culmination of four years of work ...

  • Freightliner told Rail Business UK it had taken the ‘difficult decision’ to switch from electric to diesel in order to ‘maintain a cost-effective solution for transporting essential goods and supplies around the UK’.
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    Diesel replaces electric traction in face of rising power costs


    UK: Some rail freight operators have temporarily replaced electric haulage with diesel traction, following significant increases in the cost of traction electricity. The increase between September and October is understood to be more than 210%. Network Rail said the costs were the result of price rises ...

  • DB Cargo UK and Maritime Class 66 locos
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    Maritime Intermodal to lease Mossend Euroterminal


    UK: Maritime Transport’s Intermodal business is to lease the Mossend Euroterminal rail freight terminal in Scotland from DB Cargo UK with effect from October 1. Maritime took over the lease of DB Cargo UK’s intermodal freight facilities at Wakefield and Trafford Park two years ago, and ...

  • Stegosaurus
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    Stegosaurus wagon conversion project underway


    UK: DB Cargo UK is converting surplus BYA bogie covered steel wagons into open hot coil wagons, with the design nicknamed ‘stegosaurus’ because of the profile. The operator’s maintenance depot in Stoke is undertakeing the series conversion of 29 BYA wagons following trials with Tata Steel, ...

  • gb DB Cargo Class 67 HVO testing (1)
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    Freight operators set out polices needed for modal shift


    UK: ‘For too long the points have been unfairly set in favour of passenger train operators’, said DB Cargo UK CEO Andrea Rossi, when freight operators and the Rail Delivery Group set out the changes which they would like to see from government to support modal ...

  • DB Cargo UK and Tata Steel have trialled the use of hydro-treated vegetable oil to fuel a Class 60 diesel locomotive
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    DB Cargo UK tests vegetable oil fuelled Class 60


    UK: DB Cargo UK and Tata Steel have trialled the use of hydro-treated vegetable oil to fuel a Class 60 diesel locomotive which hauled 2 500 tonnes of steel coil from Margam steel works in Port Talbot to the Round Oak terminal at Brierley Hill in ...

  • DB Cargo UK freight train.
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    DB Cargo UK creates digital Transformation Team


    UK: DB Cargo UK has appointed Marie Hill to the new role of Chief Transformation & Digitalisation Officer, heading a Transformation Team which has been formed to work across the business to develop and implement plans for a ‘step change’ in the use of technology to improve ...

  • gb DB Cargo Class 66 First-HVO-Service-data
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    Vegetable oil-fuelled Class 66 hauls steel train


    UK: DB Cargo UK has tested the use of hydro-treated vegetable oil to fuel an Electro-Motive Diesel Class 66 locomotive. Loco 66 150 hauled a consignment of long-welded rail from British Steel’s Scunthorpe site to Network Rail’s depot at Eastleigh in Hampshire on December 16. DB Cargo ...

  • DB Cargo UK has successfully tested the use of 100% renewable hydrotreated vegetable oil to fuel a Class 67 diesel locomotive
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    DB Cargo UK tests hydrotreated vegetable oil locomotive fuel


    UK: DB Cargo UK has successfully tested the use of 100% renewable hydrotreated vegetable oil to fuel a Class 67 diesel locomotive, and on-track trials are to follow with Class 67 and Class 66 locomotives, as well as testing with a Class 60. The testing, which ...

  • DB Cargo operated a train of empty wagons from Acton Yard to the new Brett Aggregates terminal for loading with marine aggregates.
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    Newhaven freight revival as Marine station to close


    Source: DB Cargo UK UK: A formal proposal to close the redundant but still nominally open Newhaven Marine station has been approved by the Department for Transport following a public consultation. The line will remain open to serve a newly-developed freight terminal at the East Quay site, ...