DB Cargo UK signs long-term rail contract with Day Group

DB Group reported its half-year results with total Group revenues of €21.8bn, up 12.2% compared with the same period in 2020.

DB Cargo UK has announced that it will run more than 15 train services a week under a new 10-year deal with Day Group, keeping the equivalent of more than 190 lorry-loads a day from the roads of South East England.

David Fletcher, Head of Construction at DB Cargo UK, said, “We are delighted that the long relationship between DB Cargo and Day Group has been renewed for another decade and we look forward to continuing to play a key part in the construction supply chain. The contract also strengthens DB Cargo UK’s market leading position.”

Under the contract DB Cargo is providing rail services moving sea dredged aggregates from Cliffe in Kent to depots at Crawley, Purley, Tolworth and Battersea. The aggregates are used for the production of concrete and in general construction.

Additional services transport incinerator bottom ash from the energy to waste plant at Newhaven to Brentford where the material is processed into aggregates for use in construction. The train that delivers the ash is then reloaded with recycled aggregates for distribution from Newhaven. This provides a two-way rail movement of bulk products.

The contract includes growth in traffic volumes through additional services to new concrete plants and for further ash services. DB Cargo has announced that it will be introducing high capacity wagons to support the expected growth in volumes.

Source: DB Cargo