• 228 diesel and electric locomotives to transport your goods.

  • 2200 employees across the UK.

  • 36.7 million net tonnes of freight transported in 2019.

What we do

We provide freight, infrastructure and passenger charter trains throughout the UK, and freight services to and from mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel. We also provide traction and train crew for scheduled passenger operators.


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DB Cargo UK to accelerate digital solutions

DB Cargo UK has appointed a new Chief Transformation and Digitalisation Officer to drive a step change in its use of technology to improve operational effectiveness and customer service.
Knottingley Demolition (1)

DB Cargo UK to demolish iconic office block at Knottingley depot

The demolition of one of DB Cargo UK’s most iconic buildings is underway as the company continues with its multi-million pound programme of investment to modernise its property portfolio and improve working conditions.
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2020 – the year that nobody expected

As we look back to the start of 2020 DB Cargo UK (DBC) had an optimistic year ahead which involved plans to further improve and grow the business. Suddenly this all changed and the main focus became adopting new and innovative ways of working to keep our colleagues safe, maintain our rail freight operations and keep our customers happy.

Discover career opportunities

Our people make us the market leader in the rail freight industry in the UK. We value experience and expertise and we invest in training and professional development.

Sustainability is at the heart of what we do

Through investments in environmentally sustainable assets we ensure we constantly deliver high class services to our customers with minimal impact on our planet.