CANCELLED: VISIT: Direct Rail Services: Class 68 / 88 Engineering

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Technical visit
23 April 2020 18:30 - 21:00
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CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS & GOVERNMENT ADVICE




LIMITED NUMBER SO BOOKING IS MANDATORY

ATTENDEES MUST BRING PHOTO IDENTIFICATION ON THE DAY.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SAFETY (STEEL TOE-CAP) SHOES. OTHER PPE: HI-VIZ, SAFETY GLASSES AND HARD HAT CAN BE PROVIDED BUT IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN PLEASE BRING THEM WITH YOU.


An evening visit to Direct Rail Services Kingmoor Depot, Carlisle, led by Andy Martlew,
Traction and Rolling Stock Development Engineer. This visit will consist of a talk and walk around of the Depot. The talk will be on the Class 68 / 88 Engineering, including maintenance, scheduling and condition assessment.  This will be followed by a walk around of the depot and discussion.

 

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’ UK-wide operations are delivered from a national network of fully equipped depots and facilities, supported by a 24/7 control centre.

 

Kingmoor Depot is the Direct Rail Services HQ, at Etterby on the outskirts of Carlisle.

The site is a former British Rail Traction Maintenance Depot and sidings, having previously been used to service Diesel Locos and Diesel Multiple Units.

Supporting DRS’ core business of delivering a safe, secure and reliable transport service for some of the most sensitive and demanding of loads is an ever-expanding portfolio of other 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.

Our clients include many of the UK’s leading freight companies as well as FTSE 100 businesses. Stobart Group rely on DRS to provide the rail leg of many of their long-distance freight transports.  While big names such Tesco rely on DRS to keep their businesses running reliably, efficiently and to the highest performance standards.

Our services save money, reduce CO2 and takes many millions of lorry miles off the UK’s roads, making Britain safer, greener and more efficient.

DRS has a proven record of delivering the highest performance in the UK rail industry for both safety and on time delivery.

This is achieved by an unrelenting focus on delivering against our promise of being “Safe, Secure and Reliable”.  At every level in the organisation it is this commitment that helps us achieve these excellent results.  The outcome of these efforts has seen DRS receive the top award of “Best performing National Rail Freight Operator” in the UK for the last 6 years in a row.


Speaker(s)

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.

Address

Direct Rail Services
Kingmoor Business Park
Kingmoor Park
Carlisle
United Kingdom

Contact Details

David Williamson
019467 76214United Kingdom
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