July 7th 2010
Royal Mail and DB Schenker have signed a contract to transport mail by rail.
Seven mail trains a day will be operated by DB Schenker under the contract, transporting mail between London, Warrington and Glasgow. The contract enables Royal Mail to call upon the rail network for additional services to ensure continuity of supply for customers.
DB Schenker will also be responsible for the maintenance of the Royal Mail's Class 325 trains, the distinctive branded rail vehicles that transport mail on the rail network.