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Supporting the UK in the fight against COVID-19

 Our employees play a critical role in keeping the country’s supply chains running

During this critical health crisis, DB Cargo UK (DBC UK) continues to operate reliable and safe rail freight services. Our teams are ensuring that essential services continue to operate which plays a critical role in the fight against COVID-19. Our business operations have been adapted to mitigate potential impacts.

Our number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers. DBC UK employees have been designated ‘key worker’ status in the ongoing emergency response to the outbreak and stringent business continuity plans are in place for all critical roles. We are in close contact with relevant Government authorities and industry bodies and follow the guidelines and recommendations set. We regularly update our employees with such information as it becomes available to ensure we reduce exposure to and transmission of the virus.

There are currently no traffic restrictions in place at DB Cargo UK. If you require more information about our services, please contact us at:

Key Worker status 

DB Cargo UK is the country’s largest rail freight operator and our employees – along with other transport workers - have been designated ‘key worker’ status in the UK’s ongoing emergency response to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. 

Our employees play a critical role in keeping the country’s supply chains running, ensuring there are food and provisions on the supermarket shelves and fuel at the nation’s filling stations. 



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