Passenger and Train Operating Company Support
DRS provide critical support to many of the UK’s train operating companies all over the country. Whether it is our fleet of Thunderbird Rescue locomotives for Virgin or hiring out locomotives for passenger services to Scotrail, DRS work to provide a safe secure and reliable service to all our customers.
DRS provide a number of services under this sector:
- Provision of train crew
- Train planning services
- Ground handling at stations
- Operational support
- Hire of a fully maintained locomotive
- Locomotive and/or coaching Stock Hire for passenger service
- Technical support for passenger services
- Locomotive hire for rescue services
DRS locomotives haul a number of high profile services up and down the country using traction range from class 37s to the innovative class 68s.
DRS currently have contracts for locomotive haulage with Chiltern Railways, Arriva Rail North, Abellio Scotrail and Abellio Greater Anglia. These contracts vary in terms of the traction and the service that DRS provide.
DRS also run Charter trains for the prestigious Northern Belle and in 2016 we renewed a 5 year contract for this service. We also haul a number of services for Riviera trains that range from football specials to big event such as the Spring and Autumn Land Cruises.
This sectors most recent development is a 7 year contract with First Trans Pennine Express to provide class 68 locomotives to haul passenger service over the Pennines to increase capacity and availability of services.
The variety of traction brings class leading capabilities which translate to an even more efficient and effective service for our clients.
For more information please contact:
Mike Dalgleish - Charters and TOC
t:01228 406454 m: 07738 311514
Barry Earl – Passenger and TOC & Class 68 Fleet
t:01228 406464 m: 07834500367