All DB Cargo UK articles

  • DB Cargo UK and Maritime Class 66 locos
    Rail Business UK

    Maritime Intermodal to lease Mossend Euroterminal

    2021-08-04T14:20:00Z

    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, ...

  • Stegosaurus
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    Stegosaurus wagon conversion project underway

    2021-07-20T11:05:00Z

    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 ...

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

    2021-07-12T08:55:00Z

    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

    2021-02-19T15:59:00Z

    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 ...

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    DB Cargo UK creates digital Transformation Team

    2021-01-21T09:46:00Z

    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 ...

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

    2021-01-04T12:00:00Z

    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 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

    2020-12-09T12:27:00Z

    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, ...

  • DB Cargo operated a train of empty wagons from Acton Yard to the new Brett Aggregates terminal for loading with marine aggregates.
    Rail Business UK

    Newhaven freight revival as Marine station to close

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • FCC Cricklewood
    Rail Business UK

    DB Cargo UK opens London freight terminal

    2020-05-19T05:00:00Z

    UK: DB Cargo UK has officially opened its £7m freight terminal at Cricklewood in north London. This is intended to facilitate the movement of aggregates and spoil for major infrastructure developments such as High Speed 2 and the regeneration of Brent Cross, with the operator saying ...

  • Hupac's weekly Warszawa – Wien service
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-05-18T05:00:00Z

    The Rwandan High Commissioner, DR Congo chargé d’affaires and a representative from South Sudan visited Kenya Railways ’ Naivasha Inland Container Depot on May 12 to see its capabilities for handling freight in transit from the port of Mombasa to their countries. The 45 000 m 2 ...

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    DB Cargo UK launches service ‘despite economic downturn’

    2020-04-27T08:00:00Z

    UK: DB Cargo UK has begun a weekly service moving aggregates from Peak Forest in Derbyshire to Small Heath in Birmingham on behalf of CEMEX. ‘It’s great to be in a position to continue to offer our customers new opportunities in the current economic climate’, ...

  • 001 Mark Smith - 66118 working 7M60, Isle of Grain to West Ruislip on Monday 20th June 2016
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    DB Cargo UK names new CEO

    2020-04-23T14:35:00Z

    UK: DB Cargo UK’s Chief Financial Officer, Andrea Rossi, will become Chief Executive on September 1, succeeding Hans-Georg Werner who announced in 2015 that he intended to retire when his current contract comes to an end this year. Rossi has worked for ...

  • The line serving Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire was reopened on April 20, after what Network Rail described as as ‘unprecedented 24/7 operation’ to repair flood damage.
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    ‘Unprecedented 24/7 operation’ repairs the flooded railway to Drax

    2020-04-20T15:41:00Z

    UK: The line serving Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire was reopened on April 20, after what Network Rail described as as ‘unprecedented 24/7 operation’ to repair flood damage. The branch on the former Hull Barnsley Railway alignment between Hensall ...

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    Tarmac’s Birmingham asphalt plant receives first train

    2020-01-17T06:00:00Z

    UK: The first trains have delivered aggregate to an asphalt and aggregates facility which Tarmac is developing to support infrastructure projects in and around Birmingham. The site is to be entirely supplied by rail, with DB Cargo UK using converted coal hopper wagons to transport aggregates ...