DRS Class 68 Fleet Grows

DRS are excited to announce the order for a further seven Class 68 locomotives from its partner Vossloh, bringing the total number of locos in the UK fleet to thirty two.


Chris Connelly, Commercial & Business Development Director and Tony Bush, Engineering & Performance Director sign contract for more 68’s

The additional state of the art locomotives will be introduced to UK services early 2016 and will supply the demands of our Freight and Passenger operations including our core nuclear customers.

This latest deal draws on the last remaining 3A type engines available under EU emission regulations and will deliver industry leading operational and environmental performance.

Commercial and Business Development Director, Chris Connelly commented: “DRS are proud to continue to deliver the Class 68 product to the UK market. This innovative locomotive has generated unprecedented interest for both existing and new customers and will put DRS at the forefront of rail technology for some years to come. Building on this success the company eagerly anticipates the delivery of the dual powered variant of the Class 68 with the Class 88 due to be seen in the UK late 2016”


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