DRS has a uniquely flexible and efficient fleet of locomotives and rolling stock.
Our fleet of Class 68, 66, 57, 37 and 20 locomotives offer unbridled flexibility allowing us to deliver freight services across the network and support both Network Rail and the Train Operating Companies to keep their services running.
2017 saw the introduction of our new Class 88 locomotive, jointly developed with Stadler in Valencia, Spain. This mixed traffic locomotive offers a wide range of performance advantages to our clients as well as delivering the highest standards of efficiency and emissions in the industry.
As part of our drive for technical innovation, DRS has developed a fleet of IDA ‘Super’ Lowliner twin platforms. Offering an ultra-low platform height, these deliver 3 key advantages:
- Reduced CO2 and increased fuel efficiency
- More containers for any given train length
- Increased network access and the ability to carry higher height ISO containers across the network
All these factors make DRS the first choice for the UK’s intermodal transport specialists, including John G Russell Group and Stobart Group.
This is why leading players such as Tesco use DRS to undertake the rail leg of their freight transports as a key part of their “less CO2” initiative.