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Huge cuts at DB Schenker UK

Britain’s largest railfreight operator, DB Schenker, plans to cut 900 jobs, a third of their total workforce, and significantly reduce the size of their locomotive and wagon fleet.

The reason is a dramatic decline in steel and especially coal traffic as the UK moves away from burning fossil fuels in favour of renewables. The one growth area in rail freight is distribution and logistics, largely intermodal, and that’s not enough to offset the loss of bulk traffic to heavy industry.

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