DB Cargo UK rail freight service

First choice for rail logistics.

DB Cargo UK is the UK’s largest rail freight company. We operate trains across the UK transporting everything from cereals to coal, barbecues to biomass, and petroleum to steel.

Our company in numbers.

  • 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.

Our Strategy

We offer our customers safe, sustainable and innovative rail logistics solutions linking their supply chains to domestic and European markets through our network, service and people excellence.

Complete logistics and supply chain services

To offer customers a complete one-stop solution for rail freight transportation, we provide a full range of logistics, supply chain and associated services, including door-to-door deliveries, warehousing and terminal-management.
This means customers can choose a single supplier to transport freight from ports and terminals to destinations throughout the UK, on time and with minimal environmental impact.

sustainable rail freight service


We are committed to helping to UK Government to achieve its target to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.
International rail freight yard

International Transport Solutions

When you need to move goods, on any scale, across Europe, DB Cargo UK is your supply chain partner of choice. Our pan-European network of partners, terminal-handling and storage facilities enable you to access reliable, regular and cost-effective rail freight services throughout the continent.

We are a strong part of the Deutsche Bahn Group

DB Cargo UK are part of the DB Cargo Group who are present in almost every country in Europe. DB Cargo AG is the most international freight railway.