Biomass service at Drax Power Station


Coal and biomass rail freight services for the energy-generation sector.

Rail freight services to power the UK

We are a major transporter of ESI coal and emerging biomass materials for the UK’s energy-generation sector. We carry a significant amount of the coal transported on the UK rail network for the top energy companies, and we have developed innovative high-capacity biomass wagons to meet growing demand for biomass rail services.

DB Cargo UK coal service hauling HTA wagons.

 Why choose DB Cargo UK for coal and biomass rail haulage?

  • National coverage and security of supply via UK’s largest coal train fleet
  • Innovative, high-capacity biomass wagons
  • Cost-effective solution – train payload optimisation
  • Tailored solutions and specialised wagons to meet specific requirements
  • Sustainable logistics solutions to protect the environment and achieve CO2 reduction targets
  • Dedicated around-the-clock customer service – track and trace

Wagon innovation for biomass transportation

To serve the emerging biomass sector, which requires reliable, regular deliveries of wood pellets to power stations, we have applied our engineering expertise to develop an innovative biomass wagon.
These wagons offer high-capacity biomass transportation and were specially designed and modified from existing assets by us. This commitment to the biomass market assures customers that we can offer a regular, efficient, cost-effective solution for this growing sector of the market.

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 Tailored supply chain solutions for energy generators

When choosing DB Cargo UK, you get much more than just a standard service. We work with you to develop bespoke supply chain solutions around your requirements.

These can include:

  • Loading and unloading services
  • Last-mile transportation solutions  
  • Gypsum unloading and transportation
  • Rail-to-road coal unloading
  • Road-to-rail coal loading
  • Terminal track laying and maintenance