Topic: Direct Rail Services

DRS open day cancelled for second year

The most popular public event in the rail freight calendar has been cancelled for the second year running. Uncertainty over Covid restrictions has forced Direct Rail Services to put up red signals over their planned...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Grangemouth is Scotland’s newest rail hub

The Port of Grangemouth has commissioned its new three million pound (3.3 million euros) rail freight hub. The works, which modernised and expanded an existing but limited facility, has created twin sidings, capable of handling...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

DRS 88s crossing through Lancaster, UK for film scene

Advanced design bi-mode locomotives have been caught on camera crossing through an historic university city. Direct Rail Services commitment to carbon-free economy were demonstrated by intermodal operations in action. Modern-day freight encounter evokes classic film...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK specialist DRS racing to decarbonise

Having started out with a small fleet of underpowered second-hand diesel locomotives that had just retired from construction duties on the Channel Tunnel, Direct Rail Services (DRS) now runs one of the most modern traction...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Amid crisis UK rail freight rallies to beat corona

Deserted concourses and empty platforms. The passenger network is becoming like Christmas Day, every day. With the British government placing stringent restrictions on movement and business activity, the rail freight sector has an increasingly important...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Image: Network Rail

ETCS retrofit for UK freight fleet

A highly efficient UK rail freight network is a step closer with the signing of a new deal to upgrade the nation’s freight trains with European Train Control System (ETCS) onboard technology. ETCS ensures that trains...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy