DB Cargo UK has retained its contract with luxury travel company Belmond to haul the iconic Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
The deal continues a partnership with Belmond that has spanned over 20 years and demonstrates the excellent service DB Cargo UK provides to passenger operators.
The five year contract renewal will see DB Cargo UK, which is also the country’s leading rail freight provider, transport Belmond British Pullman on services across the UK.
The train operates all year-round, offering trips to destinations such as Bath, York and Sandringham and signature lunch and dinner journeys from London Victoria Station. Guests are transported back to the golden age aboard the vintage 1920s and 30s carriages with intricate marquetry and original fittings.
Around 140 trips will run each year and approximately 10 per cent of these services will be steam-hauled.
Richard Corser, Account Manager Charters, Special Trains and Resource Hires at DB Cargo UK, said:
“We are proud to support Belmond British Pullman. DB Cargo UK is a specialist operator in this area and the renewal of this contract is testament to the first class service we provide.
“Belmond British Pullman is a magnificent train and passengers can re-live the experience of the film stars who were transported in these ‘palaces on wheels’ during the 1920s and 1930s.