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DB Schenker to manage Hitachi warehouses in UK

DB Schenker has today announced that it has secured a long-term contract to manage Hitachi Rail’s warehouse and spare parts distribution processes in the UK.

It will provide warehouse and transport solutions for a wide range of parts, from smaller consumable items to eight-tonne bogies and generator units.

The company will support Hitachi Rail Europe’s train maintenance centres and fulfil order to sites at London, Bristol and Doncaster.

Two new sites are also set to join Hitachi’s portfolio in 2018, at Bounds Green in the capital and in Edinburgh.

As part of the contract, DB Schenker will manage two main warehouses for the Japanese giant, a southern central warehouse in London and a northern central warehouse – planned for completion in 2018 and to be located around Doncaster.

Simon Bruce, contract logistics director UK and Ireland at the company, said: “This is an incredibly dynamic challenging and exciting new business award for DB Schenker and we are pleased to have a true partnership with such a prestigious organisation such as Hitachi Rail Europe.”

And Jack Commandeur, the COO at Hitachi Rail Europe, added: “Our operational team are proud of what we have achieved so far in partnership with DB Schenker, establishing a central distribution centre for spare parts.

The IEP trains for the Great Western Main Line and East Coast Main Line will transform the experience of many millions of fare-paying customers, so it is essential that the storage and distribution of spare parts to our train maintenance centres is well managed.”

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Andrew Gwilt   02/10/2017 at 20:22

I’ve heard rumours that Class 803’s could be built. But that’s just rumours of what I’ve hesrd. The Class 800’s should start passenger service on GWR services before the end of 2017. With the Class 801’s to start passenger service on the ECML next year along with Class 802’s to start passenger service next year and in 2019 on Transpennine Express and Hull Trains.

Matthew   03/10/2017 at 19:08

What is a Class 803 Andrew?

Andrew Gwilt   03/10/2017 at 21:58

Well it’s just rumours on what I’ve heard about the Class 803’s that could be of been built or planned to be built. But I think it won’t happen for a long while.

John Webster   05/10/2017 at 16:29

Andrew Gwilt - I think you mean 800/3 which where initially to be Class 801 but because the GWR electrification has been cut back these will now be bi-mode instead of pure electric trains

Andrew Gwilt   05/10/2017 at 21:24

@John Webster. Absolutely.

AJG89   05/10/2017 at 21:30

This is what new Bi-Mode trains will be operated on to replace the Class 43 HST’s, Class 91+Mk3’s and Class 180’s DMU’s. Class 800/0, Class 800/3, Class 802/0 and Class 802/1 IET’s are being built or currently being built for Great Western Railway (GWR) and are currently doing test runs before entering passenger service by the end of this year. Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) have ordered Class 800/1, Class 800/2, Class 801/1 & Class 801/2 “Azuma” IET’s. As some that are already being built are currently doing test runs. And are due to enter passenger service from next year. And Transpennine Express and Hull Trains (both operated by First Group) have ordered Class 802/2 IET’s. Which will also do test runs before entering passenger service from late next year or in 2019. And I did researched it on Wikipedia without having to post any links.

Dom   07/10/2017 at 14:45

Class 91s don't operate with Mk3 coaching stock though. I'm very confused. Internally the Class 800/801 are know as IEPs, but I believe all can be referred to Super Express Trains.

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