Direct Rail Services are to lease 4 of their class 20 locomotives to GB Railfreight.
The DRS locomotives will be used to haul new S Stock London Underground trains between Bombardier’s Derby works and London. This will take 5 years and will see 191 trains transported by GBRf.
Business Development Manager Simon Price commented “This agreement demonstrates the continuing requirement for DRS locomotives across the sector. The unique ability of the Class 20 combined with our skills and expertise to operate on London Underground infrastructure has been a critical factor and will see these valuable locomotives continue to operate on the main line for years to come”.