DB Schenker Rail UK retains Royal Mail contract

DB Schenker announced that it has retained its contract with Royal Mail for a minimum of a further three years. The contract will see DB Schenker Rail UK continue to operate six daily services on the West Coast Main Line and two on the East Coast Main Line, together with maintaining Royal Mail’s fleet of 15 Class 325 mail trains.

Mark Fernandez, Acting Head of Sales at DB Schenker Rail UK said, “We are delighted to have retained the Royal Mail contract. We put our customers at the heart of everything we do and believe they choose us because of our partnership approach and desire to find flexible and sustainable solutions. We have enjoyed an excellent collaborative working relationship with the Royal Mail on the current contract, which includes consistently reliable delivery and considerable improvements in their Class 325 performance since we took over the locomotive maintenance.”

David Hawkins, Royal Mail’s Head of Contract Operations said, “Our rail network has improved year-on-year and we are delighted to be continuing our relationship with DB Schenker. We are currently part way through a major refit programme and we are seeing the benefit of working with a partner that provides both operational solutions and engineering expertise.”