Topic: Direct Rail Services

Tesco DRS containers stacked three high next to a DRS locomotive

Tesco continues to supply supermarkets by train

The largest of the UK supermarket chains, Tesco has extended its rail freight partnership with Direct Rail Services (DRS), the general cargo rail division of Nuclear Transport Solutions. DRS will continue expanding rial operations across...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Historic British locomotives go under the hammer

Direct Rail Services, the rail freight arm of Nuclear Transport Solutions, sells its collection of heritage locomotives and carriages as it modernises its operational fleet. The Carlisle-based operator has a notably diverse range of motive...Read more
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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
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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
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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
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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