Direct Rail Services (DRS) is one of the UK’s leading national rail freight operators. With a unique blend of skills and experience, the company offers a comprehensive package of rail transport and related services, tailor-made to match a wide range of exacting customer requirements. DRS’ award winning UK-wide operations are delivered from a national network of fully equipped depots and facilities, supported by a 24/7 control centre.
DRS was established in 1995 as lead supplier of rail transport and associated services to the nuclear industry and is is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).
In 2021 Nuclear Transport Solutions was formed as a centre of excellence for nuclear transport, packaging and logistics expertise, which operates DRS and Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd.
Supporting DRS’s core business of delivering safe, secure and reliable transport services for some of the most sensitive and demanding loads is an ever-expanding portfolio of key rail activities.
Strongly focused on customer needs, DRS also provides innovative market-driven solutions to domestic intermodal transport, rail infrastructure support and asset hire market sectors; including a complete train planning package, passenger operations as well as an industry leading third party maintenance service.
Unique amongst UK rail freight businesses, DRS is not only fully accredited to ISO 9001 quality management and ISO 14001 environmental standards, but has also achieved the occupational health and safety approval ISO 45001.