Students and apprentices from the UK’s largest rail freight company, DB Cargo UK, officially named one of its Class 90 electric locomotives at the Multimodal exhibition at the Birmingham NEC.
The Class 90 loco had been specifically chosen to be named ‘Multimodal’ in the ceremony because it is one of the locos serving DB Cargo UK’s intermodal customers. From bananas to bottled water, clothing and electrical equipment, the company’s intermodal fleet ensures goods are delivered on time and in full for families across the UK.
The new name was revealed by Elena Alyavina, Wagon Management Analyst on student placement, Declan McFadden, Engineering Apprentice, Jack Bonser, Engineering Apprentice, Cash Radford, Marketing Analyst on student placement and Kieran Coulby, Paint Shop Apprentice.
Geoff Spencer, CEO of DB Cargo UK, said:
“We were delighted to be back at Multimodal this year and excited to not only be able to showcase one of our locomotives but also name it in honour of the event.
“It’s no secret that the markets in which rail freight operates have changed drastically. Traditionally our industry served sectors such as coal, but now the growth markets are in automotive, construction and, of course, intermodal.
“Naming loco 90019 at Multimodal was a great opportunity for us to show how we’re adapting to serve our future markets.
“It shows our innovation and agility to provide for specific customer needs in each sector. It also demonstrates how we’re nurturing and encouraging the next generation of rail freight professionals and I’m delighted that some of our valued apprentices and student placements performed the official naming ceremony.”
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Notes to editors:
· DB Cargo UK is the UK’s largest rail freight operator
· The business previously known as DB Schenker Rail UK officially became DB Cargo UK on 2nd March 2016
· The change is part of a full re-branding of DB Schenker Rail business units across Europe – which will all become known as DB Cargo during the course of 2016
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