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New freight train service launched

Eddie Stobart announces the launch of its new train service hauled by Direct Rail Services, connecting the Port of Tilbury to Tesco’s site in Daventry, and then Daventry to Mossend, Scotland. Launched on the 3 September, this is Eddie Stobart’s first ever train service to run from the Port of Tilbury, with the capacity to travel with between 30 and 36 containers.

Class 88 named as Train of the Year 2018

Direct Rail Services (DRS), scooped their fourth award of the week, with their Class 88 locomotive being named as Train of the Year – freight/ mixed traffic at the prestigious National Rail Awards held in London on September 13. With over 1,200 attending, the event is one of the biggest events in the rail industry’s calendar.

DRS Open Day Raises £37k!

Our annual event took place on Saturday 21st July 2018 at our Gresty Bridge Depot in Crewe. The Open Day raises money for charities and local causes and DRS are delighted to announce that a record breaking £37,351 was raised at this year's event. DRS would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the day!

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